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Title: XeCl avalanche discharge laser employing Ar as a diluent

Abstract

A XeCl avalanche discharge exciplex laser which uses a gaseous lasing starting mixture of: 0.2 to 0.4% chlorine donor/2.5% to 10% Xe/97.3% to 89.6% Ar) is provided. The chlorine donor normally comprises HCl but can also comprise CCl/sub 4/ BCl/sub 3/. Use of Ar as a diluent gas reduces operating pressures over other rare gas halide lasers to near atmospheric pressure, increases output lasing power of the XeCl avalanche discharge laser by 30% to exceed KrF avalanche discharge lasing outputs, and is less expensive to operate.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6789045
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-06-005185; EDB-81-005703
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; GAS LASERS; DESIGN; OPERATION; ARGON; CHLORINE; DILUTION; DYES; ECONOMICS; PRESSURE DEPENDENCE; SAFETY; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; XENON CHLORIDES; CHLORIDES; CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; GASES; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HALOGENS; LASERS; NONMETALS; RADIATIONS; RARE GAS COMPOUNDS; RARE GASES; XENON COMPOUNDS 420300* -- Engineering-- Lasers-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Sze, R.C. XeCl avalanche discharge laser employing Ar as a diluent. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Sze, R.C. XeCl avalanche discharge laser employing Ar as a diluent. United States.
Sze, R.C. Wed . "XeCl avalanche discharge laser employing Ar as a diluent". United States.
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title = {XeCl avalanche discharge laser employing Ar as a diluent},
author = {Sze, R.C.},
abstractNote = {A XeCl avalanche discharge exciplex laser which uses a gaseous lasing starting mixture of: 0.2 to 0.4% chlorine donor/2.5% to 10% Xe/97.3% to 89.6% Ar) is provided. The chlorine donor normally comprises HCl but can also comprise CCl/sub 4/ BCl/sub 3/. Use of Ar as a diluent gas reduces operating pressures over other rare gas halide lasers to near atmospheric pressure, increases output lasing power of the XeCl avalanche discharge laser by 30% to exceed KrF avalanche discharge lasing outputs, and is less expensive to operate.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {10}
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