Accession Number : ADD015977
Title : Laser Energized High Voltage Direct Current Power Supply.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 31 Jul 91, patented 28 Sep 93,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Flesner, Larry D ; Dubbelday, Wadad B
Report Date : 28 Sep 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 14
Abstract : A light energized high voltage direct current power supply comprises a light source including solid-state laser diodes powered by electrical current at a voltage level, V(sub 1), for generating light; a photocell array positioned to receive the light and fabricated with silicon-on-sapphire for providing electrical power having an output voltage V(sub 2), where V(sub 2)V(sub 1), where the photocell array includes serially connected photovoltaic cells; and a voltage regulator operably coupled to the light source and the photocell array for controlling the output of the power supply to a predetermined voltage level.
Descriptors : *DIRECT CURRENT, *HIGH VOLTAGE, *LASERS, *LIGHT SOURCES, *POWER SUPPLIES, *PATENTS, *ENERGY, ARRAYS, CELLS, DIODES, OUTPUT, SAPPHIRE, SOLID STATE LASERS, VOLTAGE REGULATORS, ACTIVATION
Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Lasers and Masers
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE