23 February 2006 Efficient discharge-pumped non-chain HF and DF lasers
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Discharge and laser parameters in mixtures of SF6 with H2 and D2 are studied using inductive and LC-generators. Excitation pulse parameters providing ultimate performance of discharge non-chain HF- and DF-lasers are determined. Processes affecting efficiency of the lasers are discussed. Ultimate intrinsic efficiency ηint of the HF and DF lasers up to 10 % and 7%, respectively, was realized in the SF6-H2 (D2) mixtures. Electrical efficiency of the lasers up to η0 =6,4% with the output up to 1,5 J was demonstrated for the first time.
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Victor F. Tarasenko, Alexei N. Panchenko, "Efficient discharge-pumped non-chain HF and DF lasers", Proc. SPIE 6101, Laser Beam Control and Applications, 61011P (23 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.643226; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.643226
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