A cw x-ray preionizer for high-repetition-rate gas lasers

Tsunenori Arai, Minoru Obara, Tomoo Fujioka

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Continuous-wave x-ray exposure was first used as a preionizer on a pulsed-discharge HF laser. We investigated experimentally the preionization effect of this cw x-ray preionizer on a pulsed HF laser. Although the cw x-ray preionizer resulted in a characteristic performance similar to that of the flash x-ray preionizer, the cw x-ray generator has a much larger dose than a flash x-ray generator. Applicability of a cw x-ray preionizer to a high-repetition-rate pulsed laser was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-237
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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