Accession Number:

ADA160705

Title:

Large-Area Short-Pulse Surface Discharges for Laser Excitation.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Oct-1 Nov 84,

Corporate Author:

BEVERLY (R E) III AND ASSOCIATES COLUMBUS OH*

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Large-area 100-400sq cm, short-pulse approximately 1 microsec planar surface discharges were produced across various polymer dielectric substrates and in several gas environments at pressures up to several atmospheres. THe dependence of radiative behavior upon electrical driver parameters was investigated and criteria for obtaining spatially homogeneous, coalesced discharges were developed. Applications for excitation of laser media are reviewed. Keywords Reprints Surface discharges Ultraviolet optical sources Radiative properties Electrical properties Spatial homogeneity Preionization of laser media Photoinitiation of laser media Photodissociation of laser media.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE