Novel reverse-bias auto-prepulse PFN for low voltage operation of a XeCl laser

Year: 1994

Authors: Chaltakov I.V., Pini Roberto, Salimbeni Renzo, Vannini Matteo

Autors Affiliation: Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica, – CNR, Firenze, Italy

Abstract: Efficient low voltage operation of a XeCl laser has been achieved setting a reverse-bias unit on the discharge gap of a system working in the auto-prepulse (AP) mode. Efficiencies up to 1.7% with this improved device even at a charging voltage as low as 7 kV for the main storage unit and for the bias are reported. Experimental results are presented and discussed.

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KeyWords: Efficiency; Electric discharges; Laser modes; Laser pulses, Auto-prepulse mode; Reverse bias; Xenon chloride, Gas lasers
DOI: 10.1117/12.184585