Accession Number : ADD002981

Title :   Thermionic Cathode Transverse-Discharge Gas Laser Tube.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Breaux,Onezime P ; Medicus,Gustav K

Report Date : 20 Jul 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An improved transverse-discharge gas laser tube is provided by positioning thermionic cathodes diametrically opposite each other across the plasma location with anodes positioned at 90 degrees to the cathodes, all contained within an electron repelling envelope. Laser configurations for both large and small circular cross-section plasmas are disclosed. A thermionic cathode plasma slab laser with a magnetic field that may be modulated to provide modulation of the laser beam is also disclosed.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gas lasers, Thermionic emission, Plasmas(Physics), Laser modulators, Magnetic fields

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE