Two Helical flash tubes used for pumping a ruby laser

Made:
1960-1970 in Newcastle upon Tyne
maker:
Thermal Syndicate Ltd

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Two Helical flash tubes used for pumping a ruby laser c. 1965. An electric discharge takes place in the tube, causing a bright light which 'pumps' or stimulates the solid laser rod to produce laser light.

Details

Category:
Nuclear Physics
Object Number:
1982-142
Materials:
copper (metal), glass, solder (lead tin alloy)
credit:
Royal Signals and Radar Establishment
status:
Permanent collection

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