Accession Number:

ADA123178

Title:

Investigation of Cold Cathode and RF Excitation for Long Life CO2 Waveguide Lasers.

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK GLENN L MARTIN INST OF TECH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

This report describes a Ag-Li compound cathode for the longitudinally d.c. excited, low power, CO2 waveguide laser. Discharge tube results with this cathode produced an acceptable gas composition over a period of 10,000 hours. The sputtering rate was quite low and, most importantly, the sputtering products did adhere quite well in the form of a thin film on the closet, cooler surfaces.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE