XeF Laser Characteristics Studied at Elevated Temperatures

Wolfgang Ernst, F. K. Tittel

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The electron-beam-pumped XeF laser operating on the B-X and C-A transitions shows a strong temperature dependence. Fluorescence, gain, and laser output measurements in Ar/Xe/NF3 and Ne/Xe/NF3 mixtures are reported for temperatures from 300 to 600 K. Elevated temperatures cause stronger mixing between the B and C states as well as among the vibrational levels within the B state. Together with the higher ground-state dissociation rate this leads to an improvement of the B-X lasing for 300k < T < 500 K, whereas the C-A laser emission ceases under these conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2432-2435
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


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