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Title: Spontaneous and induced emission of XeCl* excimer molecules under pumping of Xe – CCl{sub 4} and Ar – Xe – CCl{sub 4} gas mixtures with a low CCl{sub 4} content by fast electrons and uranium fission fragments

The spontaneous and induced emission of XeCl* excimer molecules upon excitation of Xe – CCl{sub 4} and Ar – Xe – CCl{sub 4} gas mixtures with a low CCl{sub 4} content by high-energy charged particles [a pulsed high-energy electron beam and products of neutron nuclear reaction {sup 235}U(n, f)] has been experimentally studied. The electron energy was 150 keV, and the pump current pulse duration and amplitude were 5 ns and 5 A, respectively. The energy of fission fragments did not exceed 100 MeV, the duration of the neutron pump pulse was 200 μs, and the specific power contribution to the gas was about 300 W cm{sup -3}. Electron beam pumping in a cell 4 cm long with a cavity having an output mirror transmittance of 2.7% gives rise to lasing on the B → X transition in the XeCl* molecule (λ = 308 nm) with a gain α = 0.0085 cm{sup -1} and fluorescence efficiency η ≈ 10%. Pumping by fission fragments in a 250-cm-long cell with a cavity formed by a highly reflecting mirror and a quartz window implements amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) with an output power of 40 – 50 kW sr{sup -1} and a base ASEmore » pulse duration of ∼200 ms. .« less
Authors:
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  1. National Research Nuclear University 'Moscow Engineering Physics Institute', Moscow (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22373677
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.); Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ARGON; CARBON TETRACHLORIDE; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRON BEAM PUMPING; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRONS; FISSION FRAGMENTS; FLUORESCENCE; MEV RANGE 10-100; MIXTURES; MOLECULES; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; PULSES; URANIUM; XENON