Accession Number : ADD008762
Title : Electro-Dynamic Laser with Acoustic Absorbing Electrode.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Ahouse,David R ; Daugherty,Jack D ; Glickler,Sheldon L ; Kellen,Paul F ; Sutton,George W
Report Date : 14 Jul 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : This patent concerns a high pressure, high power, continuous wave electro-dynamic laser having one of the electrodes (preferably the cathode) made of 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.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Electrical lasers, *Gas dynamic lasers, Acoustic absorption, Electrodes, Lasers, High pressure, High power, Laser cavities, Cavity resonators, Laser amplifiers
Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE