Accession Number:

AD0671499

Title:

EFFECT OF A HEATED PLATINUM WIRE ON A SEALED CO2 LASER SYSTEM

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OH

Report Date:

1968-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A heated platinum wire was used in a sealed CO2-N2-He laser system, resulting in increases in output power that were dependent on the initial fill pressure of CO2. The system was also filled with a CO2-He mixture and made to lase. Heating of the platinum wire caused a decrease in output power. It was tentatively concluded that the platinum catalyzes the reaction CO O to CO2, permitting a higher concentration of CO2 in a sealed system than is otherwise possible.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE