In order to develop the discharge-pumped Ar2* excimer laser, images of discharge properties in relatively low-pressure (1∼5 atm) pure Ar gas were obtained using the automatically preionized (API) plasma electrode. The API plasma electrode has a rod-type preionization electrode covered with a ceramic pipe as dielectric and is 74 cm long. The effect of the dielectric capacitance of the ceramic pipe on the API plasma electrode is determined.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics