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Title: Metal vapor laser including hot electrodes and integral wick

Abstract

A metal vapor laser, specifically one utilizing copper vapor, is disclosed herein. This laser utilizes a plasma tube assembly including a thermally insulated plasma tube containing a specific metal, e.g., copper, and a buffer gas therein. The laser also utilizes means including hot electrodes located at opposite ends of the plasma tube for electrically exciting the metal vapor and heating its interior to a sufficiently high temperature to cause the metal contained therein to vaporize and for subjecting the vapor to an electrical discharge excitation in order to lase. The laser also utilizes external wicking arrangements, that is, wicking arrangements located outside the plasma tube. 5 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
OSTI Identifier:
27719
Patent Number(s):
5,396,513
Application Number:
PAN: 8-158,885
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 7 Mar 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; METAL VAPOR LASERS; DESIGN; EXCITATION; EVAPORATION; ELECTRICAL PUMPING

Citation Formats

Ault, E R, and Alger, T W. Metal vapor laser including hot electrodes and integral wick. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Ault, E R, & Alger, T W. Metal vapor laser including hot electrodes and integral wick. United States.
Ault, E R, and Alger, T W. Tue . "Metal vapor laser including hot electrodes and integral wick". United States.
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abstractNote = {A metal vapor laser, specifically one utilizing copper vapor, is disclosed herein. This laser utilizes a plasma tube assembly including a thermally insulated plasma tube containing a specific metal, e.g., copper, and a buffer gas therein. The laser also utilizes means including hot electrodes located at opposite ends of the plasma tube for electrically exciting the metal vapor and heating its interior to a sufficiently high temperature to cause the metal contained therein to vaporize and for subjecting the vapor to an electrical discharge excitation in order to lase. The laser also utilizes external wicking arrangements, that is, wicking arrangements located outside the plasma tube. 5 figs.},
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