High efficiency operation of the XeF (B → X) laser using a low pressure and room temperature Ar/Xe/F2 mixture pumped by a short pulse electron beam

Toshiaki Takashima, Fumihiko Kannari, Minoru Obara

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Abstract

A computer simulation code for an electron-beam-excited XeF(B → X) laser using Ar/Xe/F2 mixtures was constructed on a point source model and solves rate equations for twenty-six species and gas electron temperatures by a Runge-Kutta method. These equations include about 150 reactions. Experiments were carried out for a gas mixture of 93.2% Ar, 6.0% Xe, and 0.8% F2. Calculations at room temperature and low pressure (< 1atm) show good agreement with experimental results. A high intrinsic efficiency of approximately 3% is obtained at an excitation rate of 0.5-2.0 MW/cm3-atm. This result is attributed to the reduced formation of absorption species.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-0PTICS
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages260-261
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1557520860
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Dec 1
EventSummaries of Papers Presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: 1989 Apr 241989 Apr 28

Publication series

NameCONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-0PTICS

Other

OtherSummaries of Papers Presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period89/4/2489/4/28

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Takashima, T., Kannari, F., & Obara, M. (1989). High efficiency operation of the XeF (B → X) laser using a low pressure and room temperature Ar/Xe/F2 mixture pumped by a short pulse electron beam. In Anon (Ed.), CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-0PTICS (pp. 260-261). (CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-0PTICS). Publ by IEEE.