Discharge Lasers Pumped by Generators with Inductive Energy Storage

Evgenii H. Baksht, Alexei N. Panchenko, Victor F. Tarasenko

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-266
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999

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Keywords

  • Discharge lasers
  • Efficient excitation
  • Inductive energy storage

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Discharge Lasers Pumped by Generators with Inductive Energy Storage. / Baksht, Evgenii H.; Panchenko, Alexei N.; Tarasenko, Victor F.

In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 35, No. 3, 03.1999, p. 261-266.

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Baksht, Evgenii H. ; Panchenko, Alexei N. ; Tarasenko, Victor F. / Discharge Lasers Pumped by Generators with Inductive Energy Storage. In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 1999 ; Vol. 35, No. 3. pp. 261-266.
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