Photolysis of KrF2 has been used to measure the rates of collisional quenching of KrF(B) excimers in two- and three-body collisions with Ar, Kr, and F2. In addition, the KrF(B→X) band radiative lifetime was determined to be 6.8±0.2 ns. The results are in good agreement with existing theory and demonstrate the importance of quenching to KrF laser performance.
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