Accession Number : ADA140817

Title :   Long-Life, High-Current Thyratrons for Fast Discharge Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 82-Oct 83.

Corporate Author : MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES NORTHWEST INC BELLEVUE WA

PDF Url : ADA140817

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : An experimental linear thyratron, 10 cm long, has been fabricated and tested as a prototype linearly-scalable, low-inductance, long-life closing switch for short pulse duration parallel plate pulse modulators. Voltage holdoff to 25 kV and peak current of 2 KA at 15 kV were demonstrated. The discharge plasma spread uniformly along the entire 10 cm length of the thyratron when operated with no external cathode heater power. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Thyratrons, *Gas discharges, *Pulsed lasers, *Gas lasers, *Electrical lasers, Electric discharges, Cathodes(Electron tubes), Electric current, Long life, Anodes(Electron tubes), Quick reaction, Peak power, Neon, External, Heaters, X rays, Hydrogen, Power, Switches, Cathodes

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Lasers and Masers
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE