Accession Number : ADD006736

Title :   Pulsed Electron Impact Dissociation Cyclic Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schimitschek ,Erhard J ; Celto,John E

Report Date : 18 Sep 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A pulsed laser produces emitted laser energy by electron impact dissociation of metal dihalide and cyclic recombination. A metal dihalide selected from sub group II-B of the periodic table of elements is contained within an elongate sealed enclosure. Two elongate electrodes having external terminals are supported in parallel relationship within the enclosure, forming a gap parallel to the principal axis of the enclosure. A source of pulsed electric power is connected to the terminals of the two electrodes, producing repetitive transverse electric discharges across the gap. Two reflective surfaces, one of which is only partially reflective, are aligned with the principal axis of the laser assembly for producing an optical resonator for the emitted laser energy.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Pulsed lasers, Electron impact spectra, Pumping(Electronics), Electrodes, Halides, Photodissociation, Cavity resonators, Resonance radiation

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE