Accession Number : ADD005619

Title :   Gas LAser Starting.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hintz,Robert T ; Rogers,Fred T

Report Date : 10 Jan 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A starting device for a sealed, cross-flow gas laser for operating at least two electric discharges simultaneously in a single laser cavity using primary fins between the cathodes and anodes of the cavity as intermediate electrodes is the concern of this invention. A series of high voltage relays and resistors are placed in parallel with the discharge path between adjacent fin electrodes and by switching out pairs of relays current is coupled to the discharge path, one fin at a time. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Carbon dioxide lasers, *Starting, Airborne, Electric discharges, Laser cavities, Cross flow

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE