Accession Number : ADD010836

Title :   Ultraviolet Preionizer for High Power Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dible,W D ; Chen,C L

Report Date : 10 Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The report describes an ultraviolet preionizer for high power gas lasers. The preionizer is a spark gap array or groups of arrays adapted to be fired preceeding the main discharge pulse of the laser. A fast energy dump to the spark array results in efficient ultraviolet light production. The spark gaps of an array are automatically fired in sequence providing a series current path through the gaps to dump the energy, while providing an electrical glow discharge at each gap for ultraviolet emission. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Ultraviolet lasers, Laser components, Spark gaps, Arrays, Glow discharges, Gas lasers

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE