Accession Number : ADD000190

Title :   Metallic Vapor Laser Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Altman,Daniel E ; Barstow,Glidden J ; Geller,Myer

Report Date : 12 Feb 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In the patent a metallic vapor laser assembly has an enclosed central section of tubular heat-resistant material in which a selected metallic element may be maintained in its vapor state and also in contact with an electrode at each end. The electrodes are connected to a source of electrical energy to raise the metallic vapor to a state of excitation causing laser energy emission. The laser operates in the blue green region of the spectrum which provides light energy transmissivity in sea water.

Descriptors :   *Gas lasers, *Patents, Visible spectra, Gas flow, Electric discharges, Electric arcs, Electrodes, Vapor pressure, Underwater light, Metal vapors

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE