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High reliability low jitter pulse generator

United States Patent

January 1, 2013
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A method and concomitant apparatus for generating pulses comprising providing a laser light source, disposing a voltage electrode between ground electrodes, generating laser sparks using the laser light source via laser spark gaps between the voltage electrode and the ground electrodes, and outputting pulses via one or more insulated ground connectors connected to the voltage electrode.
Savage; Mark E. (Sandia Park, NM), Stoltzfus; Brian S. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 793,331
June 3, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.