High power, compact waveguide gas laser Patent #: 4103255
ApplicationNo. 05/869542 filed on 01/16/1978
US Classes:372/64, Waveguide372/83Transversely excited
ExaminersPrimary: Sikes, William L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesH01S 3/03 (20060101)
H01S 3/0975 (20060101)
AbstractWaveguide lasers are disclosed which are excited by means of a tranverse discharge at rf frequencies generally in the vhf-uhf range, i.e., from about 30 MHz to about 3 GHz. These excitation frequencies are sufficiently high to ensure negligible interaction of discharge electrons with the discharge-establishing electrodes, thereby achieving superior discharge properties which result in a laser of improved performance and reduced size and complexity.