PARAMETRIC STUDIES OF A 300-W HIGH PRF X-RAY PREIONIZED DISCHARGE XeCl LASER.
Authors: Fontaine B.L., Forestier B.M., Sentis M.L., Sze R.C., Vannini M.L.
Autors Affiliation: Inst of Fluid Mechanics, Marseilles, Fr, Inst of Fluid Mechanics, Marseilles, Fr
Abstract: A program to extensively investigate the key parameters which may limit the scaling of XeCl lasers ( equals 308 nm) to very high average power (P//a greater than 1 kW) and pulse-repetition frequency ( greater than 1 kHz) has been undertaken. An advanced X-ray preionized discharge testbed, LUX, has been constructed for these studies and recently redesigned to increase the extracted laser power up to 300-400 W at 308 nm at 1-kHz prf. The different parts of the modified LUX laser testbed are described, and some experimental results are discussed.
KeyWords: ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; X-RAYS, DIGEST OF PAPER; EXTRACTED LASER POWER; HIGH PRF X-RAY PREIONIZED DISCHARGE XENON CHLORIDE LASER; PULSE-REPETITION FREQUENCY (PRF); XENON CHLORIDE, LASERS, EXCIMERDOI: 10000000000