Accession Number : ADD010928

Title :   Molecular Excimer Gas UV Preionized Transverse Discharge Laser Tube Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Liu,C S ; Williams,R K ; Jasper,L R ; Hensler,N A

Report Date : 17 Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The disclosed molecular excimer laser discharge tube employs a transverse electrical discharge with a UV preionization. The discharge tube is made of pure quartz with two optical quality windows fused onto the two ends. The mechanical support and electrical feed-through for the profiled molybdenum cathodes are provided by commercially available quartz molybdenum cup seals. The anode is made of perforated molybdenum sheet and is support by slots formed in quartz plates. The preionization for the main discharge is generated from V cuts provided in a molybdenum ribbon sealed in a quartz tube. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Discharge tubes, *Lasers, Molecules, Excimers, Electric discharges, Ultraviolet radiation, Ionization, Quartz, Windows, Supports, Feeding, Molybdenum, Cathodes, Seals(Stoppers), Anodes, Plates, Tunable lasers, Assembly

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE