25 January 2001 Comparison of performance of chain and nonchain hf phototriggered lasers
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Proceedings Volume 4184, XIII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.414039
Event: XIII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, 2000, Florence, Italy
Abstract
Results of the investigation of the discharge parameters, active medium homogeneity and stability, and laser performance are reported for a 2.5x2.5x50 cm3 HF phototriggered laser working either in chain and non-chain mode. Using a Ne/F2/H2/O2=93/5/1.5/0.5 mixture, a specific output laser energy of 9 J/l was obtained with an electrical efficiency of 38%. Compared to the performance ofnon-chain reaction HF lasers, these data correspond to an increase ofthe efficiency by a factor of 8. However, due to the development of discharge instabilities the output laser energy is not higher than that obtained with the non-chain laser mixtures.
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Bernard Lacour, S. Pasquiers, C. Postel, Vincent Puech, "Comparison of performance of chain and nonchain hf phototriggered lasers", Proc. SPIE 4184, XIII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (25 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.414039; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.414039
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