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A 0.2-GW pulsed H2-F2chemical laser initiated by an electron beam

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3 Author(s)
Greiner, N. ; Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, N. Mex. ; Blair, L.S. ; Bird, P.F.

Peak powers of 0.2 GW were obtained in 12-J pulses 60-ns full width at half maximum (FWHM) from a room-temperature atmospheric-pressure mixture of H2and F2initiated with an electron beam. The chemical efficiency was 0.25 percent and the electrical efficiency was ∼100 percent.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 9 )