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Title: Electron beam method and apparatus for obtaining uniform discharges in electrically pumped gas lasers

Abstract

A method and apparatus for obtaining uniform, high-energy, large-volume electrical discharges in the lasing medium of a gas laser whereby a high-energy electron beam is used as an external ionization source to ionize substantially the entire volume of the lasing medium which is then readily pumped by means of an applied potential less than the breakdown voltage of the medium. The method and apparatus are particularly useful in CO.sub.2 laser systems.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865885
Patent Number(s):
US 4596017
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electron; beam; method; apparatus; obtaining; uniform; discharges; electrically; pumped; gas; lasers; high-energy; large-volume; electrical; lasing; medium; laser; whereby; external; ionization; source; ionize; substantially; entire; volume; readily; means; applied; potential; breakdown; voltage; particularly; useful; systems; gas lasers; electrical discharge; breakdown voltage; electron beam; particularly useful; gas laser; lasing medium; energy electron; ionization source; laser systems; pumped gas; applied potential; entire volume; electrical discharges; obtaining uniform; high-energy electron; uniform discharge; beam method; electrically pumped; /372/359/

Citation Formats

Fenstermacher, Charles A, and Boyer, Keith. Electron beam method and apparatus for obtaining uniform discharges in electrically pumped gas lasers. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Fenstermacher, Charles A, & Boyer, Keith. Electron beam method and apparatus for obtaining uniform discharges in electrically pumped gas lasers. United States.
Fenstermacher, Charles A, and Boyer, Keith. Wed . "Electron beam method and apparatus for obtaining uniform discharges in electrically pumped gas lasers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865885.
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title = {Electron beam method and apparatus for obtaining uniform discharges in electrically pumped gas lasers},
author = {Fenstermacher, Charles A and Boyer, Keith},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for obtaining uniform, high-energy, large-volume electrical discharges in the lasing medium of a gas laser whereby a high-energy electron beam is used as an external ionization source to ionize substantially the entire volume of the lasing medium which is then readily pumped by means of an applied potential less than the breakdown voltage of the medium. The method and apparatus are particularly useful in CO.sub.2 laser systems.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/865885}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
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