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Title: Photonic-crystal-fiber-delivered laser-triggered high-voltage gas switch

Abstract

A photonic-crystal-fiber-delivered laser-triggered high-voltage gas switch can deliver a peak irradiance of greater than 5.1×1011 W/cm2 to the AK gap for a laser having a wavelength of 1064 nm. The switch is capable of operating at pressures up to 2200 psi; voltages across the gap of greater than 200 kV; operation at less than 70% self-break voltage; shot-to-shot jitter of less than 3 ns; AK gap distances of 3 mm or smaller; and triggering via a fiber-delivered laser pulse energy of as low as 500 μJ.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1651039
Patent Number(s):
10,687,412
Application Number:
16/564,685
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM); Colorado State University Research Foundation (Fort Collins, CO)
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0003525
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/09/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Simpson, Sean, Johns, Owen, Rose, Charles E., Yalin, Azer, and Dumitrache, Ciprian. Photonic-crystal-fiber-delivered laser-triggered high-voltage gas switch. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Simpson, Sean, Johns, Owen, Rose, Charles E., Yalin, Azer, & Dumitrache, Ciprian. Photonic-crystal-fiber-delivered laser-triggered high-voltage gas switch. United States.
Simpson, Sean, Johns, Owen, Rose, Charles E., Yalin, Azer, and Dumitrache, Ciprian. 2020. "Photonic-crystal-fiber-delivered laser-triggered high-voltage gas switch". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1651039.
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abstractNote = {A photonic-crystal-fiber-delivered laser-triggered high-voltage gas switch can deliver a peak irradiance of greater than 5.1×1011 W/cm2 to the AK gap for a laser having a wavelength of 1064 nm. The switch is capable of operating at pressures up to 2200 psi; voltages across the gap of greater than 200 kV; operation at less than 70% self-break voltage; shot-to-shot jitter of less than 3 ns; AK gap distances of 3 mm or smaller; and triggering via a fiber-delivered laser pulse energy of as low as 500 μJ.},
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place = {United States},
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