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Title: Coupling apparatus for a metal vapor laser

Abstract

Coupling apparatus for a large bore metal vapor laser is disclosed. The coupling apparatus provides for coupling high voltage pulses (approximately 40 KV) to a metal vapor laser with a high repetition rate (approximately 5 KHz). The coupling apparatus utilizes existing thyratron circuits and provides suitable power input to a large bore metal vapor laser while maintaining satisfactory operating lifetimes for the existing thyratron circuits.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6037584
Patent Number(s):
5189678 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-915197
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 29 Sep 1986
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; METAL VAPOR LASERS; ELECTRICAL PUMPING; COPPER; DESIGN; POWER SUPPLIES; PULSES; SERVICE LIFE; THYRATRONS; ELECTRON TUBES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; GAS DISCHARGE TUBES; GAS LASERS; LASERS; LIFETIME; METALS; PUMPING; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; 426002* - Engineering- Lasers & Masers- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Ball, D G, and Miller, J L. Coupling apparatus for a metal vapor laser. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Ball, D G, & Miller, J L. Coupling apparatus for a metal vapor laser. United States.
Ball, D G, and Miller, J L. Tue . "Coupling apparatus for a metal vapor laser". United States.
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