Accession Number:

AD0733587

Title:

Kinetic Processes in Noble Gas Ion Lasers.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA INST FOR PURE AND APPLIED PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

214.0

Abstract:

A quantitative theory is proposed for calculation of the state of the plasma and various electronic excitation rates in high-current low pressure discharges typical of noble gas ion laser operation under quasi-steady state, constant-pressure or constant-density conditions. At present, only wall-confined discharges in the absence of any externally applied magnetic fields is considered. For simplicity, multiple ionization is also neglected. The discharge is formulated as a three-temperature problem with significant axial electron drift. It is found that the natural similarity parameters in such a discharge are pRthe product of the total filling gas pressure p and the discharge tube radius R, and jR the product of current density j and the tube radius. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE