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

Abstract

Method and apparatus 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (Pacific Palisades, CA)
  2. (Hermosa Beach, CA)
  3. (So. Pasadena, CA)
  4. (Malibu, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of Southern California
OSTI Identifier:
871712
Patent Number(s):
5780971
Assignee:
Univ. of So. Calif. (Los Angeles, CA); Regents of Univ. Univ. of Calif. (Oakland, CA) OAK
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-92ER40745
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; generating; radiation; utilizing; dc; conversion; conductive; front; power; variable; duration; broad; tunability; magnitude; laser-ionized; gas-filled; capacitor; array; convert; electric; field; pattern; coherent; electromagnetic; wave; train; relativistic; ionization; passes; plates; frequency; controlled; gas; pressure; spacing; ionized gas; magnetic wave; electric field; gas pressure; electromagnetic wave; radiation utilizing; coherent electromagnetic; field pattern; generating radiation; capacitor plate; dc electric; /315/327/331/

Citation Formats

Dawson, John M., Mori, Warren B., Lai, Chih-Hsiang, and Katsouleas, Thomas C. Method and apparatus for generating radiation utilizing DC to AC conversion with a conductive front. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Dawson, John M., Mori, Warren B., Lai, Chih-Hsiang, & Katsouleas, Thomas C. Method and apparatus for generating radiation utilizing DC to AC conversion with a conductive front. United States.
Dawson, John M., Mori, Warren B., Lai, Chih-Hsiang, and Katsouleas, Thomas C. Thu . "Method and apparatus for generating radiation utilizing DC to AC conversion with a conductive front". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871712.
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author = {Dawson, John M. and Mori, Warren B. and Lai, Chih-Hsiang and Katsouleas, Thomas C.},
abstractNote = {Method and apparatus 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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
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