Accession Number:

AD0785277

Title:

An Investigation for Improving Life of a High Power, Short Pulse, Dye Laser Pump Lamp.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 73-Jun 74,

Corporate Author:

ILC TECHNOLOGY INC SUNNYVALE CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the program was to improve the useful life of a linear pulsed light source for pumping dye lasers. The lamp arc length was 2 inches. The operating conditions were as follows pulse length 2 microsec pulse energy 4 J, pulse repetition rate 220 pps, desired useful life 8,000,000 pulses. Performance data for a standard lamp was established. The cathode and the method of operating the lamp appear to be the most important factors in extending lamp life. It was also found that a higher lamp fill pressure and a smaller diameter lamp bore improved the lamp output.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE