Accession Number : ADD014762

Title :   Improved Gas Laser and Pumping Method Therefor Using a Field Emitter Array.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 12 Sep 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gray, Henry F

Report Date : 12 Sep 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This patent application discloses an apparatus and method pumping a gas laser, wherein a field emitter is used to emit electrons into the gas to effect laser pumping. The low energy electrons emitted by field emitters, and the fine controllability of electron energy permitted by field emitters, enables one to effect population inversion of the laser gas, without ionizing the gas, or causing electrical breakdown.

Descriptors :   ARRAYS, BREAKDOWN(ELECTRONIC THRESHOLD), CONTROL, ELECTRON ENERGY, ELECTRONS, EMITTERS, FIELD EMISSION, FIELD EQUIPMENT, GAS LASERS, INVERSION, LASER GASES, LASER PUMPING, LOW ENERGY, PATENT APPLICATIONS, POPULATION, PUMPING

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE