A new pump scheme for the realization of a practical Ar2 excimer laser operating at 126 nm has been proposed and investigated experimentally. In this scheme, pre-ionized high-pressure Ar gas was excited by an intense transversely-excited atmospheric (TEA) CO2 laser irradiation. A 100-mm-long line plasma was successfully produced at an argon gas pressure of 2 MPa. The vacuum ultraviolet emission at 126 nm from the Ar2 excimers was observed and its emission characteristics were investigated under various experimental conditions.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
- Physics and Astronomy(all)