23 February 2006 Efficient discharge-pumped non-chain HF and DF lasers
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Proceedings Volume 6101, Laser Beam Control and Applications; 61011P (2006); doi: 10.1117/12.643226
Event: Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, 2006, San Jose, California, United States
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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