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1983

Portland State University

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Liquid Transmission Line Pulser Circuit For Laser Excitation, Carl Stultz Jan 1983

Liquid Transmission Line Pulser Circuit For Laser Excitation, Carl Stultz

Dissertations and Theses

The subject of this thesis is the study of liquid dielectric transmission lines and their potential application as an excitation source in high speed, high-repetition rate laser designs. The design problems associated with the construction of high repetition rate (khz), short wavelength lasers have been reviewed and the major shortcomings of conventional electrical driving circuits identified. The identification of these shortcomings and a review of the available literature on electrical circuits for various types of lasers suggested that liquid dielectrics and transmission lines could potentially have significant advantages over more conventional circuitry used in high repetition rate, short wavelength lasers ...