High-efficiency multikilojoule deuterium fluoride (DF) chemical lasers initiated by intense electron beams

Hirohito Inagaki, Fumihiko Kannari, Akira Suda, Minoru Obara

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    A multikilojoule deuterium fluoride (DF) chemical laser with a low-pressure mixture of F2/D2/O2/SF6 was developed in which a Lambda-type electron beam initiation scheme was used. The DF laser output obtained from a 27-liter active volume was 2.5 kJ with a pulsewidth of about 500 ns. The corresponding electrical efficiency and chemical efficiency are 128% and 10.5%, respectively.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)324-326
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Applied Physics
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1986 Dec 1


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