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
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE