3 May 2004 Efficient long-pulsed XeCl lasers
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Proceedings Volume 5483, Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers V; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.562954
Event: Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers V, 2003, Tomsk, Russian Federation
Abstract
Development of a long-pulse spark preionized XeCl-lasers pumped by a self-sustained discharge using a double-discharge circuit is reported. The pre-pulse is formed by novel generator with an inductive energy storage and semiconductor opening switch. The lasers produce up to 1-1.5 J in a pulse with total duration up to 500 ns and total efficiency up to 1.5-2%. Circuit for the discharge current correction is suggested for further extension of the optical pulse. The laser producing 300 ns (FWHM) was used as a master oscillator in a powerful XeCl-laser system.
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Evgenii H. Baksht, Jingry Liu, Alexei N. Panchenko, Victor F. Tarasenko, Yuanlin Zhang, Xueqing Zhao, "Efficient long-pulsed XeCl lasers", Proc. SPIE 5483, Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers V, (3 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.562954; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.562954
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