Accession Number:

AD0736928

Title:

Modeling of a Pulsed CO/N2 Molecular Laser System

Descriptive Note:

Scientific interim rept.

Corporate Author:

WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MI RESEARCH INST FOR ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

A detailed numerical model has been developed for characterizing the important energy transfer processes operative in the CON2 direct current discharge laser system. The model is based upon a rate equation formulation which includes 30 levels of both CO and N2 and treats multi-quantum electron- molecule excitation processes, single quantum vibration-vibration exchange and vibration-translation energy transfer processes and both harmonic and overtone spontaneous emission terms. In this paper the time evolution of the CO vibrational distributions with and without N2 is calculated and the associated small signal gain is predicted and compared to the measurements of Jeffers and Wiswall.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE