A new electron‐beam pumped XeF laser at 486 nm

Wolfgang Ernst, F. K. Tittel

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Laser emission has been observed from XeF on the C (3/2) →A (3/2) transition at 486 nm with a spectral bandwidth of 12 nm. A peak laser power of 5 kW was obtained from Ar/Xe/NF3 mixtures in the ratio of 600: 2: 1 at total pressures of 350-800 kPa excited by 1-MeV 20-kA electron-beam pulses of 8-ns duration. Lasing can also occur on the usual B (1/2) →X (1/2) transition at 353 nm with an appropriate set of cavity reflectors under the same operating conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-37
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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