Liquid Metal Confinement Cylinder for Optical Discharge Devices
Patent, filed 27 Dec 1993, patented 2 Apr 1996
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD
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A confinement cylinder is disclosed having opposite end regions and a central region, each acting as reservoirs for holding liquid metal for a metal vapor laser discharge device. The confinement cylinder is located at the central region of the discharge chamber of the laser device and allows the liquid metal to be raised to a temperature sufficient so that the liquid metal may transition into its vapor state, find its way back to the discharge chamber, and actively participate in the production of lasing.
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