Accession Number : ADD006471

Title :   Electro-Dynamic Laser with Acoustic Absorbing Electrode.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ahouse,D R

Report Date : 06 Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : This document discloses a high pressure, high power, continuous wave electrodynamic laser having one of the electrodes (preferably the cathode) made of a porous conductive surface and a backing material capable of broad band acoustic absorption. Such an arrangement effectively absorbs acoustic disturbances which arises primarily from a linear instability within the resonant cavity of the electro-dynamic laser and thereby substantially reduces output flux modulations within the resonant cavity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Laser cavities, *Noise reduction, Cathodes, Acoustic absorption, Cavity resonators, Frequency stabilizers, Electrical lasers, Electrodynamics

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE