Vol. 17, issue 02-03, article # 16

Fedorov A. I. High-pressure gas lasers excited by an avalanche self-sustained discharge . // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2004. V. 17. No. 02-03. P. 160-163. PDF
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The paper presents some results of experimental investigations on pumping gas lasers by an avalanche discharge sustained by UV or X-ray preionization, or by a nonavalanche discharge. Basic methods are proposed for obtaining volume avalanche self-sustained discharges of long-duration to pump XeCl, KrCl, KrF, and CO2 lasers. The conditions are determined for generating long-duration pulses connected with selecting components of buffer gas, modes of operation of UV preionization, and modes of pumping energy into the active media.