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

  title={Characteristics of a wire preionized nitrogen laser with helium as buffer gas},
  author={C. H. Brito Cruz and V. Loureiro and A. D. Tavares and A. Scalabrin},
  journal={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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