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Title: High average power magnetic modulator for metal vapor lasers

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.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
  2. (Oakley, CA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869326
Report Number(s):
US 5315611
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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/