Accession Number : ADD017995

Title :   Liquid Metal Confinement Cylinder for Optical Discharge Devices.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 27 Dec 93, patented 2 Apr 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Marie E ; Seibert, Edward J

Report Date : 02 Apr 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A confinement cylinder is disclosed having opposite end regions and a central region, each acting as reservoirs for holding liquid metal for a metal vapor laser discharge device. The confinement cylinder is located at the central region of the discharge chamber of the laser device and allows the liquid metal to be raised to a temperature sufficient so that the liquid metal may transition into its vapor state, find its way back to the discharge chamber, and actively participate in the production of lasing.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *LASER COMPONENTS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, CONFINEMENT(GENERAL), CHAMBERS, LIQUID METALS, METAL VAPORS, DISCHARGE TUBES

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE