Accession Number : ADA018770

Title :   Low Pressure Loss Cavity for Repetitively Pulsed Electric Discharge Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MASS

Personal Author(s) : Feinberg,R. M. ; Lowder,R. S. ; Zappa,O. L.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 128

Abstract : A low pressure loss cavity is shown experimentally and theoretically to be a viable concept for repetitively pulsed electric discharge lasers. Proper treatment of the acoustic waves traveling upstream as well as downstream has led to high gas mass utilization and high pulse repetition rates. The concept proven on the Humdinger Jr. device having an optical cavity of 4 cm by 100 cm is shown to be scalable to larger optical cavity volumes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRICAL LASERS, *LASER CAVITIES, *PULSED LASERS, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, LOW PRESSURE, CLOSED CYCLE SYSTEMS, ACOUSTIC WAVES, ACOUSTICS, ELECTRON BEAMS, ABSORBERS(EQUIPMENT), WALLS, LOSSES, INTERACTIONS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE