Accession Number : ADD000583

Title :   Very High Power Shock Wave Gas Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Milling,Robert W

Report Date : 25 Mar 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent discloses a very high power shock wave gas laser including a steel tube separated by a primary frangible diaphragm to provide first and second chambers. At one end of the steel tube there is a spherical mirror and at the other end a secondary diaphragm in combination with a perforated plane mirror. The first chamber is pressurized with an appropriate gas to the point that the primary frangible diaphragm is ruptured. A shock wave generated by the rupture travels into the second chamber and ionizes a preselected gas mixture disposed therein. Stimulated emission and amplification in the second chamber is brought out by way of the perforated mirror upon rupture of the secondary diaphragm.

Descriptors :   *Gas lasers, *Patents, Shock waves, High power, Gas ionization

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE