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Title: Method and apparatus for generating radiation utilizing DC to AC conversion with a conductive front

Abstract

Method and apparatus ar disclosed for generating radiation of high power, variable duration and broad tunability over several orders of magnitude from a laser-ionized gas-filled capacitor array. The method and apparatus convert a DC electric field pattern into a coherent electromagnetic wave train when a relativistic ionization front passes between the capacitor plates. The frequency and duration of the radiation is controlled by the gas pressure and capacitor spacing. 4 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
672585
Patent Number(s):
5780971
Application Number:
PAN: 8-254,410
Assignee:
Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 14 Jul 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; RADIATION SOURCES; TUNING; CAPACITORS; IONIZATION; FREQUENCY CONTROL; DESIGN

Citation Formats

Dawson, J M, Mori, W B, Lai, C H, and Katsouleas, T C. Method and apparatus for generating radiation utilizing DC to AC conversion with a conductive front. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Dawson, J M, Mori, W B, Lai, C H, & Katsouleas, T C. Method and apparatus for generating radiation utilizing DC to AC conversion with a conductive front. United States.
Dawson, J M, Mori, W B, Lai, C H, and Katsouleas, T C. Tue . "Method and apparatus for generating radiation utilizing DC to AC conversion with a conductive front". United States.
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abstractNote = {Method and apparatus ar disclosed for generating radiation of high power, variable duration and broad tunability over several orders of magnitude from a laser-ionized gas-filled capacitor array. The method and apparatus convert a DC electric field pattern into a coherent electromagnetic wave train when a relativistic ionization front passes between the capacitor plates. The frequency and duration of the radiation is controlled by the gas pressure and capacitor spacing. 4 figs.},
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