Accession Number:

ADA639010

Title:

Some Recent Advances in Optically Controlled Discharges

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Report Date:

1983-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The recent increase in modular pulsed power systems has amplified the potential of optically controlled discharges where stringent synchronization or precise timing is required. This interest had led to new switching applications and concepts as well as new understanding of the switching process from a fundamental standpoint. The increasing diversity of wavelengths available has necessitated a modification wavelengths available has necessitated a modification. Advances in high time resolution diagnostics techniques have as well allowed a deeper insight into heretofore conjectured mechanisms.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE