Accession Number:

ADA339127

Title:

Performance of XeF/KrF Lasers Pumped by Fast Discharge

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA LAB OPERATIONS

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Report Date:

1976-02-26

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The output energy and pulse shape of XeFKrF lasers pumped by fast discharges were measured at various gas compositions and total pressures. For the KrF laser, the maximum output 1.6 mJ was obtained in a gas mixture of HeKrNF3 10050.2 at a total pressure of 700 Torr. The output energy density was 160 mJl, and the wall-plug efficiency was 0.06. The peak power was 55 kW. For the XeF laser, the maximum output 10 mJ was obtained in a gas mixture of HeXeNF3 10042 at a total pressure of 500 Torr. The peak output power was 1 MW. The output energy density 660 mJl was a factor of 10 higher, and the wall-plug efficiency 0.5 was a factor of 2. 5 higher than reported earlier.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE