Generators with inductive energy storage units and semiconductor opening switches designed for laser excitation are described. Operation of the generators on a gas-discharge load is considered and possible excitation modes are discussed. A longitudinal N2 laser, transverse discharge nonchain HF laser, and CO2 laser are developed based on this pumping technique. Output energies of 0.6 J and 3.2 J and laser efficiencies of 5.5% and over 17% were demonstrated on H2-SF6, and He-CO2-N2 gas mixtures, respectively. High laser parameters obtained demonstrate the considerable promise of such inductive generators for pumping different gas lasers.
- Discharge lasers
- Efficient excitation
- Inductive energy storage
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)