Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 29, Issue 5, pp 471–476 | Cite as

VUV radiation of heteronuclear dimers and its amplification in the plasma of high-voltage nanosecond discharges initiated by runaway electrons in Ar–Xe mixture

  • D. A. SorokinEmail author
  • M. I. Lomaev
  • B. F. Tarasenko
Optical Sources and Receivers for Environmental Studies


Narrowband VUV radiation (near a wavelength of 147 nm), corresponding to the optical transition of a heteronuclear dimer ArXe*, was recorded from plasma formed during the excitation of an Ar–Xe mixture at a pressure of 400 mbar by a high-voltage nanosecond discharge initiated by runaway electrons. Amplifying properties of the discharge plasma related to this radiation were found.


VUV radiation heteronuclear dimer homonuclear dimer high-voltage nanosecond discharge runaway electrons 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Sorokin
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. I. Lomaev
    • 1
  • B. F. Tarasenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of High-Current Electronics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia

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