Accession Number:

ADD015977

Title:

Laser Energized High Voltage Direct Current Power Supply.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 31 Jul 91, patented 28 Sep 93,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1993-09-28

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A light energized high voltage direct current power supply comprises a light source including solid-state laser diodes powered by electrical current at a voltage level, Vsub 1, for generating light a photocell array positioned to receive the light and fabricated with silicon-on-sapphire for providing electrical power having an output voltage Vsub 2, where Vsub 2Vsub 1, where the photocell array includes serially connected photovoltaic cells and a voltage regulator operably coupled to the light source and the photocell array for controlling the output of the power supply to a predetermined voltage level.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE