Accession Number : ADD000598
Title : Traveling Wave Vacuum Spark and a Traveling Wave Flashlamp.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Waynant,Ronald W
Report Date : 04 Feb 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : The patent discloses a traveling wave vacuum spark laser comprising an elongated container containing a gas therein in combination with elongated electrodes or a plurality of tiny pin-like electrodes which are vaporized any ionized upon discharge of a current across the container. Current is discharged progressively along the length of the container by a traveling wave such that the ionized gases are propelled along the length of the chamber. The traveling wave results in a laser light output without the use of an optical cavity which has different uses.
Descriptors : *Gas lasers, *Flash lamps, *Patents, Traveling waves, Vacuum, Electric discharges, Electrodes, Gas ionization, X rays, Infrared radiation, Ultraviolet radiation, Excitation
Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE