USE OF X-RAY RADIATION TO PREIONIZE THE ACTIVE MEDIUM IN HIGH-PRESSURE GAS LASERS.

A. V. Kozyrev, Yu D. Korolev, G. A. Mesyats, Yu N. Novoselov, A. M. Prokhorov, V. S. Skakun, V. F. Tarasenko, S. A. Genkin

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    Abstract

    Estimates are given of the ionization of a gas by x-ray radiation and it is shown that it is possible to lower the x-ray quantum energy to 50 keV with no significant loss in the utilization efficiency of the radiation. The results are given of an experimental investigation of an XeCl laser using x-ray preionization. The specific output energy obtained ( greater than 1J/liter) confirmed the efficiency of using x-rays for preionization. The state of the surfaces and of the electrode design influenced the output energy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)356-359
    Number of pages4
    JournalSoviet journal of quantum electronics
    Volume14
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1984

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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