Effects of Helium Addition to Ar-Xe Mixtures in High-Pressure Atomic-Transition Xenon Lasers

Akira Suda, Bernard L. Wexler, Barry J. Feldman, Kevin J. Riley

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Abstract

The output energy and spectral distribution of the atomic-transition xenon laser have been investigated with trinary mixtures based on Ar-Xe to explore kinetic issues and to enhance particular lines of the xenon laser pumped by an e-beam and e-beam sustained discharge. Addition of helium into the Ar-Xe mixtures increased the 2.03 μm line energy by a factor of 3-5 while suppressing the 1.73 μm line even during single-line oscillation. The maximum output energy obtained at 2.03 μm was 1.2 J/L and the intrinsic efficiency was ~ 1%. Effects of neon or krypton addition have also been studied with e-beam sustained discharge pumping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1304-1308
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1990

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