ARC DISCHARGE SOURCES
Final rept. 16 Oct 1964-28 Feb 1967
WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH LABS PITTSBURGH PA
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The report summarizes the studies towards the development of models for the highly radiative arcs used for the high energy pumping of lasers. The report also presents the experimental and theoretical studies since the last semiannual report. The experimental investigations were primarily concerned with more extensive measurements of the spectral radiance of the plasma to provide verification for the models. The theoretical work has resulted in computer methods, described in the appendices, to calculate the transport properties, the spectral absorptivities for the lines and the continuum of xenon, and the spectral radiance and temperature profiles in cylindrical arcs. Also included as an appendix is a theoretical analysis of the xenon arc using radiative transport techniques developed in other studies.
- Lasers and Masers
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics