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Title: Magnetic compression laser driving circuit

Abstract

A magnetic compression laser driving circuit is disclosed. The magnetic compression laser driving circuit compresses voltage pulses in the range of 1.5 microseconds at 20 kilovolts of amplitude to pulses in the range of 40 nanoseconds and 60 kilovolts of amplitude. The magnetic compression laser driving circuit includes a multi-stage magnetic switch where the last stage includes a switch having at least two turns which has larger saturated inductance with less core material so that the efficiency of the circuit and hence the laser is increased.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6290247
Patent Number(s):
5177754 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-336451
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 15 Mar 1989
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; LASERS; DESIGN; AMPLITUDES; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; MAGNETIC COMPRESSION; PERFORMANCE; PULSES; SWITCHES; COMPRESSION; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; 426002* - Engineering- Lasers & Masers- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Ball, D G, Birx, D, and Cook, E G. Magnetic compression laser driving circuit. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Ball, D G, Birx, D, & Cook, E G. Magnetic compression laser driving circuit. United States.
Ball, D G, Birx, D, and Cook, E G. Tue . "Magnetic compression laser driving circuit". United States.
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