Accession Number : ADD003214

Title :   Segmented Flow Laser Cavity.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Pierce,Russell W ; Rogers,Fred T

Report Date : 31 Aug 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A gas laser is constructed of discrete segments in such a manner that the gas flowing through the active region of the laser is introduced from a plenum chamber from whence it flows annularly into the active region. The gas travels through the region both to the left and right of the input until it reaches the first output region. From there the gas flows annularly out into a shaping region and thence into the output plenum. The performance of carbon dioxide lasers, for example, can be greatly improved by flowing the gas through the active region in a manner which does not require large blower equipment or methods to stabilize the plasma.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gas lasers, *Gas flow, Flow rate, Carbon dioxide lasers, Plenum chambers

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE