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Title: Electron beam-switched discharge for rapidly pulsed lasers

Abstract

A method and apparatus are designed for electrical excitation of a laser gas by application of a pulsed voltage across the gas, followed by passage of a pulsed, high energy electron beam through the gas to initiate a discharge suitable for laser excitation. This method improves upon current power conditioning techniques and is especially useful for driving rare gas halide lasers at high repetition rates.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7062077
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; GAS LASERS; EXCITATION; DESIGN; GASES; HALIDES; RARE GASES; ELEMENTS; ENERGY-LEVEL TRANSITIONS; FLUIDS; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; LASERS; NONMETALS; 420300* - Engineering- Lasers- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Pleasance, L D, Murray, J R, Goldhar, J, and Bradley, L P. Electron beam-switched discharge for rapidly pulsed lasers. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Pleasance, L D, Murray, J R, Goldhar, J, & Bradley, L P. Electron beam-switched discharge for rapidly pulsed lasers. United States.
Pleasance, L D, Murray, J R, Goldhar, J, and Bradley, L P. Tue . "Electron beam-switched discharge for rapidly pulsed lasers". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus are designed for electrical excitation of a laser gas by application of a pulsed voltage across the gas, followed by passage of a pulsed, high energy electron beam through the gas to initiate a discharge suitable for laser excitation. This method improves upon current power conditioning techniques and is especially useful for driving rare gas halide lasers at high repetition rates.},
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year = {1979},
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