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