Accession Number:

ADD010866

Title:

E-Beam Maintained Plasma Discharge Electrodes.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-11-08

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A flowing gas laser utilizes a multilayer gas flow technique where in laser gas is caused to flow in three distinct layers an anode gas flow layer flowing adjacent the anode electrode of the laser a cathode gas flow layer flowing adjacent the cathode electrode of the laser and a lasing gas flow layer flowing between the anode and cathode layers and through the lasing region of the laser. A higher electron density is produced in the anode and cathode layers than in the middle lasing layer for fostering a higher electric field in the lasing layer and increased electrical efficiency of the laser. The multilayer gas flow technique is also useful in chemical processing devices for generating ozone or the like. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE