Accession Number : ADD001052

Title :   Charged-Particle Triggered Discharge for a Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gleason,Thomas J

Report Date : 13 Nov 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a method and apparatus for triggering a discharge in a laser using charged particles. A source of charged particles injects a beam of charged particles throughout the discharge volume of a laser to create uniform ionization therein and thus triger the electrical discharge needed to excite the lasing medium. This allows the applied electric field to be optimized for excitation without regard to the field required to initiate the discharge in an un-ionized fluid.

Descriptors :   *Laser beams, *Patents, Charged particles, Electric discharges

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE