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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:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
  2. Brentwood, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868628
Patent Number(s):
5177754
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H03 - BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY H03K - PULSE TECHNIQUE
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:
magnetic; compression; laser; driving; circuit; disclosed; compresses; voltage; pulses; range; microseconds; 20; kilovolts; amplitude; 40; nanoseconds; 60; multi-stage; switch; stage; larger; saturated; inductance; core; material; efficiency; hence; increased; compression laser; voltage pulse; magnetic switch; voltage pulses; core material; magnetic compression; stage magnetic; driving circuit; laser driving; /372/359/

Citation Formats

Ball, Don G, Birx, Dan, and Cook, Edward G. Magnetic compression laser driving circuit. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Ball, Don G, Birx, Dan, & Cook, Edward G. Magnetic compression laser driving circuit. United States.
Ball, Don G, Birx, Dan, and Cook, Edward G. Fri . "Magnetic compression laser driving circuit". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868628.
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author = {Ball, Don G and Birx, Dan and Cook, Edward G},
abstractNote = {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.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
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