• Laser target triggering of gas switches 

    Sullivan, Dustin L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Laser target triggering has been investigated at the University of Missouri as a method to reduce the laser energy required to trigger a laser triggered gas switch. Laser targets were solid materials embedded into the ...
  • Optically enhanced nano-forest cathodes 

    Zeier, William (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Optically enhanced nano-forest cathodes are electron sources developed for high power devices. The principle of cathode operation is based on coherent ...
  • Runtime and jitter of a laser triggered gas switch 

    Hutsel, Brian T. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The University of Missouri has studied parameters affecting the runtime and jitter of a laser triggered gas switch. Experiments tested a variety of switch parameters including percentage of self-break and charge voltage. ...