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Title: High average power magnetic modulator for metal vapor lasers

Abstract

A three-stage magnetic modulator utilizing magnetic pulse compression designed to provide a 60 kV pulse to a copper vapor laser at a 4.5 kHz repetition rate is disclosed. This modulator operates at 34 kW input power. The circuit includes a step up auto transformer and utilizes a rod and plate stack construction technique to achieve a high packing factor.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
  2. Oakley, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869326
Patent Number(s):
5315611
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
average; power; magnetic; modulator; metal; vapor; lasers; three-stage; utilizing; pulse; compression; designed; provide; 60; kv; copper; laser; khz; repetition; rate; disclosed; operates; 34; kw; input; circuit; step; auto; transformer; utilizes; rod; plate; stack; construction; technique; achieve; packing; factor; input power; copper vapor; pulse compression; vapor laser; repetition rate; metal vapor; average power; stage magnetic; vapor lasers; magnetic pulse; magnetic modulator; utilizing magnetic; power magnetic; /372/359/

Citation Formats

Ball, Don G, Birx, Daniel L, Cook, Edward G, and Miller, John L. High average power magnetic modulator for metal vapor lasers. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Ball, Don G, Birx, Daniel L, Cook, Edward G, & Miller, John L. High average power magnetic modulator for metal vapor lasers. United States.
Ball, Don G, Birx, Daniel L, Cook, Edward G, and Miller, John L. Sat . "High average power magnetic modulator for metal vapor lasers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869326.
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abstractNote = {A three-stage magnetic modulator utilizing magnetic pulse compression designed to provide a 60 kV pulse to a copper vapor laser at a 4.5 kHz repetition rate is disclosed. This modulator operates at 34 kW input power. The circuit includes a step up auto transformer and utilizes a rod and plate stack construction technique to achieve a high packing factor.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
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