Abstract

An optically pumped XeF(C–A) laser with 0.1–1Hz pulse-repetition mode is demonstrated. The maximum output energy is up to 18.7J, which corresponds to the conversion efficiency of the stored electrical energy to laser output energy of 0.25%. The laser active medium is optically excited by vacuum-ultraviolet radiation of two single-channel surface discharges initiated along opposite walls of the laser cell. The laser resonator output coupling is 10%, and the initial XeF2 concentration in the active gas mixture is 1×1017cm3. The duration of the observed laser pulses is 0.8to1.2μs, and the spectral band is 470500nm.

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