A coaxial e-beam excitation system for high power excimer lasers

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Oomen, G.L. and Witteman, W.J. (1980) A coaxial e-beam excitation system for high power excimer lasers. Optics Communications, 32 (3). pp. 461-466. ISSN 0030-4018

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Abstract:We report the successful operation of a medium scale, high current density (230 A/cm2) coaxial e-beam device for excimer laser pumping. Construction, input energy, and output energy are described. Compared with a one-sided transversal system the specific input energy is more than three times higher. This is attributed to the absence of a foil support structure, a better concentration of the energy into the gain volume, and an extra contribution of electrons reflected by the potential field. Moreover, we showed that at high current densities a laser efficiency of about 10% can be obtained and a specific output of 24 J/ℓ
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Copyright:© 1980 Elsevier Science
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/68497
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0030-4018(80)90285-0
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