Accession Number : ADD010866

Title :   E-Beam Maintained Plasma Discharge Electrodes.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Limpaecher,R

Report Date : 08 Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A flowing gas laser utilizes a multilayer gas flow technique where in laser gas is caused to flow in three distinct layers: an anode gas flow layer flowing adjacent the anode electrode of the laser; a cathode gas flow layer flowing adjacent the cathode electrode of the laser; and a lasing gas flow layer flowing between the anode and cathode layers and through the lasing region of the laser. A higher electron density is produced in the anode and cathode layers than in the middle lasing layer for fostering a higher electric field in the lasing layer and increased electrical efficiency of the laser. The multilayer gas flow technique is also useful in chemical processing devices for generating ozone or the like. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gas lasers, *Gas flow, *Electrodes, Electron beams, Plasmas(Physics), Gas discharges, Electrical properties, Electron density, Electric fields, Layers, Anodes, Cathodes, Efficiency

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Lasers and Masers
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE