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Author Panchenko, Aleksei N. ♦ Tarasenko, Viktor F. ♦ Tel'minov, A. E.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ EFFICIENCY ♦ ELECTRIC CURRENTS ♦ ELECTRIC DISCHARGES ♦ ELECTRIC POTENTIAL ♦ EMISSION ♦ ENERGY STORAGE ♦ FREQUENCY SELECTION ♦ LASER RADIATION ♦ MIXTURES ♦ MOLECULES ♦ NEON ♦ NITROGEN FLUORIDES ♦ PULSES ♦ SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS ♦ CURRENTS ♦ DISPERSIONS ♦ ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION ♦ ELEMENTS ♦ FLUIDS ♦ FLUORIDES ♦ FLUORINE COMPOUNDS ♦ GASES ♦ HALIDES ♦ HALOGEN COMPOUNDS ♦ MATERIALS ♦ NITROGEN COMPOUNDS ♦ NONMETALS ♦ RADIATIONS ♦ RARE GASES ♦ STORAGE ♦ TUNING
Abstract The parameters of discharge and laser radiation in an Ne-Xe-NF{sub 3} mixture excited by a double discharge from a generator with an inductive energy storage and a current interrupter based on semiconductor SOS diodes are studied. It is shown that a high-voltage prepulse formed by a generator with inductive energy storage increases considerably the stability and duration of volume discharge in mixtures with NF{sub 3}, and also increases the emission energy and pulse duration of laser radiation at the B-X transition of XeF{sup *} molecules. In the case of spark preionisation, radiation pulses with a total duration of up to 200 ns and the full width at half-maximum up to 100 ns are obtained. The maximum output energy of an XeF laser ({lambda} = 348, 351 and 353 nm) was 0.5 J for the electric efficiency up to 1.6%. (lasers)
ISSN 10637818
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-05-31
Publisher Place United States
Journal Quantum Electronics
Volume Number 36
Issue Number 5


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