Accession Number:

ADA014902

Title:

Plasma Cathode for E-Beam Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Semiannual technical rept. no. 6, 1 Jan-30 Jun 1975

Corporate Author:

HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The objectives of the current program are 1 to continue the development of the plasma cathode electron gun to optimize the performance characteristics and to improve reliability, and 2 to investigate the possibility of an integral plasma gun laser in which a low pressure laser may be incorporated into the plasma cathode electron gun and eliminate the need for a foil window. This report describes the recent experimental results on the 4 cm x 40 cm electron gun. A lower pressure version of the plasma cathode electron gun, which was built for another contract-funded program, is described to show an important possible extended use of this kind of gun. A summary of the conclusions of the results from this reporting period is given.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE