New quenching rates applicable to the KrF laser

J. G. Eden, R. W. Waynant, S. K. Searles, R. Burnham

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-735
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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