Accession Number : ADD004348

Title :   Metal Vapor Laser Tube.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Altman,Daniel E ; Barstow,Glidden J ; Geller,Myer

Report Date : 28 Jun 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An improved metal vapor laser tube is comprised of an enclosure preferably in an elongate tubular form, containing an amount of a metallic element. The material of the enclosure is selected to be electrically non-conductive and also for its ability to withstand elevated tempertures of the order of 1000 C. The enclosure has at least one window capable of transmitting energy at the wavelength of emission of the metallic element contained within it. Two electrodes, preferably in the form of cylinders, are disposed at opposite ends within the enclosure in coaxial alignment with the major axis of the enclosure. A method of sealing the metallic conductor strip within a substantially tubular extension member is also produced.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gas lasers, *Discharge tubes, Metal vapors, Metal coatings, High temperature, Seals(Stoppers)

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE