Accession Number : ADD009922

Title :   Laser Pumped by X-Band Microwaves.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Waynant,Ronald W ; Epp,Leonard ; Christensen,Clad P

Report Date : 21 Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The present Invention relates, in general, to a novel laser device wherein the laser medium is pumped by microwave RF excitation at frequencies in the range of 8 to 12 GHz (X-band). Radio-frequency sources in the 1 to 30 MHz frequency range have been used in prior art pumping systems for exciting mixtures of gases to generate lasing. SUch systems typically utilize inductive or capacitive coupling to couple the RF energy into the lasing medium.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Laser pumping, *Laser cavities, *X band, *Cavities, *Excitation, Waveguides, Standing waves, Radiofrequency, Coupling(Interaction), Inventions

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE