Accession Number : AD0163745

Title :   Self-Pumped Electroadiabatic Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Cason,Charles M. , III ; Perkins,James F.

Report Date : 16 NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The apparatus of the invention is an electroadiabatic gas laser in which pumping of the lasing medium is achieved by nozzle expansion of the gases and self-induced electron discharge therein. The gases are stimulated thermally to excited lasing states and adiabatically expanded into an excitation chamber where an electron discharge therein is enhanced. The adiabatic process produces a small part of the final stored laser energy and the self-generated electric field provides the greater energy gain by a direct stimulation from the electric discharge within the gas. Thus, the stored laser energy in the gas is stimulated by two separate sources within the laser.

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, *PATENTS), NOZZLE GAS FLOW, GAS DISCHARGES, GAIN

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE