A pulsed CFND is described for low E/N discharge pumping of lasers. Micro-protrusions on the cathode produce highly non-equilibrium beam-like electron filaments in the discharge, providing a discharge E/N ~10-16Vcm2for lasers like ElectricOIL.
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G. Miley, "Controlled Filament Non-Local Discharge (CFND) for Laser Pumping," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JSuA22.
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