Abstract

A pulsed transverse dielectric barrier discharge has been used to excite N2/He (1:10) gas mixtures.

Laser action in 337.1 nm was attained at pressures between 400 mbars and 1.3 bars. The maximum pulse energy was 1.4 μJ, with an efficiency of 0.002% and a pulse width of 8 ns.

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