High-power laser thyratron
The LS-3229 thyratron for high-power gas lasers is designed for applications in which reverse currents are encountered. The deuterium-filled thyratron uses a two-ga¥tetrode design to facilitate high-voltage operation. The use of deuterium ensures reliable very-high-voltage operation with moderate pulse repetition rates. A custom anode allows u¥to 40% reverse current flow. The two-stage LS-3229 switches u¥to 45 kV when operated in air or u¥to 70 kV when insulated. The peak current rating is 15 kA. The device can be mounted in any position by its cathode mounting flange and is part of an extensive line of thyratrons designed for laser applications.
EG&G Electronic Components, Salem, MA