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Title: Transverse-type laser assembly using induced electrical discharge excitation and method

A transverse-type laser assembly is disclosed herein. This assembly defines a laser cavity containing a vapor or gaseous substance which lases when subjected to specific electrical discharge excitation between a pair of spaced-apart electrodes located within the cavity in order to produce a source of light. An arrangement located entirely outside the laser cavity is provided for inducing a voltage across the electrodes within the cavity sufficient to provide the necessary electrical discharge excitation to cause a vapor substance between the electrodes to lase. 3 figures.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5037678
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-076800
Patent Number(s):
US 5305346; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-117857
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 8 Sep 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; GAS LASERS; DESIGN; ELECTRICAL PUMPING; EXCITATION; LASER CAVITIES; ENERGY-LEVEL TRANSITIONS; LASERS; PUMPING; 426002* - Engineering- Lasers & Masers- (1990-)