Accession Number : AD0777302

Title :   Research on High Density Nanosecond Spark Light Sources.

Descriptive Note : Interim scientific rept. 1 Jun 72-31 May 73,

Corporate Author : TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE DARMSTADT (WEST GERMANY) LEHRSTUHL FUER ANGEWANDTE PHYSIK

Personal Author(s) : Fischer,Heinz

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The major research efforts of the past year are described. The effect of the spark gap and stray capacities on the operation of a nitrogen laser was analysed. The power from such a laser was increased by a factor of 4 by selecting a matching capacity. A nanosecond standard light source was developed by calibrating a 'Nanolite' in terms of a calibrated DC carbon arc. Results of studies using both a 1 and 5 kilojoule dense plasma focus device are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Gas lasers, *Light sources, *Plasma devices, Scientific research, West Germany

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE