Accession Number:

AD0716743

Title:

Vibrational Population Inversions Within Normal Shock Waves in CO2-N2-HE Mixtures.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date:

1970-10-07

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Numerical solutions are given for vibrational population inversions created in CO2-N2-He mixtures due to shock wave heating of a cold gas. The results indicate that population inversions between the 040 and 001 energy levels of CO2 and, to a lesser degree, between the 200 and 001 levels, can be created in the vibrational nonequilibrium flow behind a normal shock front. The properties of these inversions as a possible laser medium are assessed the results indicate that the laser properties of this shock-induced nonequilibrium flow are not as promising as those of lasers operating on the principle of rapid expansions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE