Gas LAser Starting.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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A starting device for a sealed, cross-flow gas laser for operating at least two electric discharges simultaneously in a single laser cavity using primary fins between the cathodes and anodes of the cavity as intermediate electrodes is the concern of this invention. A series of high voltage relays and resistors are placed in parallel with the discharge path between adjacent fin electrodes and by switching out pairs of relays current is coupled to the discharge path, one fin at a time. Author
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