Accession Number : ADA122552


Title :   Corona Preionization Technique for Carbon Dioxide TEA Lasers.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 5 May-31 Dec 81,


Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER WEST PALM BEACH FL OPTICS AND TECHNOLOGY LAB


Personal Author(s) : Kaminski,Walter R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a122552.pdf


Report Date : 30 Nov 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 113


Abstract : An experimental program is reported which investigates the basic physics underlying the surface corona preionization process in CO2 TEA lasers. Measurements were made of UV emission spectra, photoelectron density, current and voltage waveforms and laser output for a matrix of physical parameters known to influence corona preionization. Based upon experimental results, guidelines are given for the design of a corona preionized CO2 TEA laser. (Author)


Descriptors :   *IONIZATION , *CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS , *ELECTRICAL CORONA , *TEA LASERS , OUTPUT , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , WAVEFORMS , EMISSION SPECTRA , SURFACES , PHYSICS , PHOTOELECTRONS , ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA


Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Electricity and Magnetism


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE