# Characteristics of a wire preionized nitrogen laser with helium as buffer gas

@article{BritoCruz1984CharacteristicsOA,
title={Characteristics of a wire preionized nitrogen laser with helium as buffer gas},
author={Carlos H. Brito Cruz and V. Loureiro and A. Dias Jr. Tavares and Artemio Scalabrin},
journal={Applied Physics B},
year={1984},
volume={35},
pages={131-133}
}
• Published 1 November 1984
• Physics
• Applied Physics B
The operation of a small N2 laser using wire preionization and He as a buffer gas is discussed. The preionization is found to increase the output power and energy by 50% while the addition of helium can increase fourfold the output power.
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