Accession Number:

AD0757086

Title:

Plasma Cathode for E-Beam Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Semiannual technical rept. 1 May-30 Nov 1972

Corporate Author:

HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

The technical goal of this program is to develop a superior substitute for the thermionic-cathode electron gun used for plasma conditioning in high energy lasers. Specifically, the program is directed toward developing a hollow cathode plasma electron source to replace the thermionic source commonly used in these electron guns. To fulfill the technical goals of the program, a theoretical and experimental development program is being carried out. A small scale prototype of the plasma cathode electron gun has been constructed and tested with excellent results. A high-voltage, full-size module is now under construction.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE