Accession Number : ADD003020

Title :   Dual Field Excitation for a Carbon Dioxide Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Aisenberg,Sol ; Chang,Kuo Wei

Report Date : 10 Aug 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The present invention relates to improved method and structure for producing an electric discharge in a laser cavity which eliminates arcing and permits electron energy to be chosen based on energy requirements for accelerating the electrons rather than energy and/or pressure requirements for supplying electrons. An auxiliary discharge is maintained to provide the electrons necessary for laser excitation. A transverse electric field is then superimposed to impart the energy required to accelerate the electrons.

Descriptors :   *Carbon dioxide lasers, *Electric discharges, *Patents, Glow discharges, Excitation, Cathodes, Anodes, Electric fields

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE