Accession Number : ADD013647

Title :   Uniform Excitation Apparatus by a Single Power Supply of Two Dimensional Arrays of Waveguide Gas Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 12 Aug 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Youmans, Douglas

Report Date : 12 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : An equipotential laser waveguide excitation apparatus having a plurality of parallel equipotential surfaces disposed in a dielectric material. A plurality of hollow waveguides formed in the dielectric material between and parallel to the equipotential surfaces to provide waveguide arrays. A high voltage RF power supply is applied to the equipotential surfaces to provide a uniform E-field distribution along the waveguide arrays to achieve a uniform discharge from all the waveguide arrays.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC FIELDS, *GAS LASERS, *RADIOFREQUENCY POWER, *WAVEGUIDES, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, ARRAYS, DIELECTRICS, DISTRIBUTION, EXCITATION, HIGH VOLTAGE, MATERIALS, POWER, TWO DIMENSIONAL

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE