A Fundamental Theory of High Power Thyratrons for High Power Laser and Beam Applications. III. The Production of Radiation,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES
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The radiation characteristics of a high-current hydrogen thyratron plasma have been modeled in order to study this aspect of the physics of the conductive phase of thyratron operation. The intensities and radiative energy efficients of the atomic and molecular systems have been calculated in detail. A model is developed that is useful for studies of photoemission. For discharge parameters T approx. equal to 1 eV, ionization fraction of approx. 0.01 and background density of 10 to the 16th power cm-3, the total power of the emitted radiation is estimated to be of the order of 5 of the total input power during the conductive phase. Originator-supplied key words include High power lasers, Thyratrons, Photoemission, Mathematical models, Electromagnetic radiation, and PlasmasPhysics.
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