Diagnostic techniques for studying excimer laser kinetics

W. D. Kimura, F. Kannari, J. F. Seamans, D. R. Guyer

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Several novel diagnostic techniques have been used to analyze the laser kinetics occurring in electron-beam pumped excimer lasers. Described are a quadrature interferometer for measuring time-dependent electron densities, an overtone absorption technique for measuring the HC1 concentration, a broadband dye laser system for measuring the spectrally resolved gain in XeF, and a hook interferometer for measuring time-dependent excited state densities. These techniques can also be applied to other non-excimer lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-49
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jul 12
Externally publishedYes
EventGas Laser Technology 1988 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 1988 Jan 111988 Jan 17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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