Scheduled System Maintenance on December 17th, 2014:
IEEE Xplore will be upgraded between 2:00 and 5:00 PM EST (18:00 - 21:00) UTC. During this time there may be intermittent impact on performance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
By Topic

Efficiency characterization of vacuum ultraviolet molecular fluorine (F2) laser (157 nm) excited by an intense electric discharge

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Kakehata, Masayuki ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Keio Univ., Yokohama, Japan ; Uematsu, T. ; Kannari, F. ; Obara, Minoru

Detailed experimental results of a discharge-excited high-pressure F2 laser are compared with a model prediction. Special emphasis is placed on the output performance of the discharge-pumped F 2 laser at extremely high excitation rates (10~35 MW/cm3 ) by using high-pressure laser mixtures up to 8 atm. The kinetics model predicts fractional contributions of excited F2 formation channels, relaxation channels, and absorption channels together with the formation and extraction efficiencies at the experimental conditions. Although the only experimental quantity compared with the model prediction is laser output energy, it is enough to obtain a better understanding of major F2 laser kinetics and key issues for improving the efficiency

Published in:

Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 11 )