US Patent No. 10,117,319

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING PLASMA IN AN ATMOSPHERE


Patent No. 10,117,319
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Method And System For Generating Plasma In An Atmosphere
Inventorship Reginald J Exton, Williamsburg, VA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,319

1. A method for generating a region of plasma in an atmosphere, comprising the steps of:providing a gaseous atmosphere having argon as a constituent thereof;
directing a laser beam from a Ti:sapphire laser into the gaseous atmosphere wherein at least a portion of the argon in the gaseous atmosphere along the laser beam is ionized; and
focusing microwave energy into the laser beam wherein the microwave energy interacts with the laser beam to generate a region of plasma.