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Title: Electron beam switched discharge for rapidly pulsed lasers

Abstract

Method and apparatus 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:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
  2. Danville, CA
  3. Walnut Creek, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864087
Patent Number(s):
4308507
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01S - DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electron; beam; switched; discharge; rapidly; pulsed; lasers; method; apparatus; electrical; excitation; laser; gas; application; voltage; followed; passage; energy; initiate; suitable; improves; current; power; conditioning; techniques; especially; useful; driving; rare; halide; repetition; rates; repetition rates; rare gas; electrical excitation; power conditioning; pulsed lasers; repetition rate; especially useful; electron beam; pulsed laser; energy electron; laser excitation; rapidly pulsed; pulsed voltage; current power; gas halide; laser gas; /372/

Citation Formats

Pleasance, Lyn D, Murray, John R, Goldhar, Julius, and Bradley, Laird P. Electron beam switched discharge for rapidly pulsed lasers. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Pleasance, Lyn D, Murray, John R, Goldhar, Julius, & Bradley, Laird P. Electron beam switched discharge for rapidly pulsed lasers. United States.
Pleasance, Lyn D, Murray, John R, Goldhar, Julius, and Bradley, Laird P. Thu . "Electron beam switched discharge for rapidly pulsed lasers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864087.
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abstractNote = {Method and apparatus 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 = {1981},
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