Efficient extraction from the KrF* manifold requires good coupling between the upper and lower levels of the manifold. To understand this process better, the KrF* sidelight fluorescence emission from the active volume of an electron-beam (e-beam) pumped KrF laser is measured over the spectral bandwidth as a function of the intracavity flux. These data will be used to help validate a KrF computer model being developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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