Earl R. Ault - Rolling Hills Estates CA
Philip C. Stevens - Redondo Beach CA
Robert H. Sipman - Agoura CA
Robert S. Bradford - Los Angeles CA
Northrop Corporation - Los Angeles CA
An e-beam pumped laser employs a hollow cylindrical anode and cathode structure, the cathode being externally concentric with the anode. The lasing gas is contained within a chamber formed by the anode, an optical oscillator cavity being formed between mirrors placed at opposite ends of the anode chamber. The laser gas is excited by means of an e-beam directed radially inwardly from the cathode through the walls of the anode, which are formed of a thin foil, into the laser gas cavity.