A 650-J XeCl laser

E. N. Abdullin, D. M. Grishin, V. P. Gubanov, V. B. Zorin, A. A. Kim, B. M. Koval'chuk, E. V. Kumpyak, J. Liu, A. V. Morozov, V. S. Skakun, A. S. Stepchenko, V. F. Tarasenko, V. S. Tolkachev, N. V. Tsoi, P. M. Shchanin

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    A 308-nm XeCl laser with an active volume of 200 L is described and the results of its tests are presented. The output energy of 660 J is obtained by pumping the Ar: Xe: HCl = 1520: 40: 2-Torr mixture. The FWHM laser pulse duration is ∼ 350 ns. The nonuniformity of the laser-radiation density distribution over the cross section of the output beam in the near-field zone is within 10%. An accelerator that forms a radially converging electron beam with an electron energy of up to 550 keV, a vacuum-diode current of up to 320 kA, a beam-current pulse duration of ∼ 1 μs, and a beam current of up to 250 kA is used to pump the system. Two linear transformers with a 98-kJ energy stored in the primary storage serve as high-voltage sources. To reduce the effect of the self-magnetic field on the beam formation, the vacuum diode is divided into six diodes magnetically insulated from each other.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)199-202
    Number of pages4
    JournalQuantum Electronics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004


    • Electron-beam pump
    • XeCl laser

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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