Original Research

The use of surface corona discharges to excite high-pressure gas-lasers

D. J. Brink, H. M. von Bergmann
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 1, No 2 | a1149 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v1i2.1149 | © 1982 D. J. Brink, H. M. von Bergmann | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 March 1982 | Published: 25 March 1982

About the author(s)

D. J. Brink,, South Africa
H. M. von Bergmann,, South Africa

Full Text:

PDF (281KB)

Share this article

Bookmark and Share


A stabilization technique for the production of homogeneous gas discharge at high pressures has been developed. The technique is based on photo-pre-ionization from a corona-type surface-discharge. It was possible to develop a number of laser systems based on this stabilization principle, which exceeded the performance of conventional systems in many respects. This paper provides a summary of the most important properties and principles of the surface discharges. Four laser systems utilizing this stabilization method are also discussed.


No related keywords in the metadata.


Total abstract views: 1057
Total article views: 996

Reader Comments

Before posting a comment, read our privacy policy.

Post a comment (login required)

Crossref Citations

No related citations found.