Molecular Excimer Gas UV Preionized Transverse Discharge Laser Tube Assembly.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The disclosed molecular excimer laser discharge tube employs a transverse electrical discharge with a UV preionization. The discharge tube is made of pure quartz with two optical quality windows fused onto the two ends. The mechanical support and electrical feed-through for the profiled molybdenum cathodes are provided by commercially available quartz molybdenum cup seals. The anode is made of perforated molybdenum sheet and is support by slots formed in quartz plates. The preionization for the main discharge is generated from V cuts provided in a molybdenum ribbon sealed in a quartz tube. Author
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