Accession Number:

AD0750314

Title:

Theoretical Studies of High Energy Pulsed CO2 Lasers,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Pulsed CO2 lasers are receiving considerable attention at the US Army Missile Command because of their advantages over cw lasers. Theoretical studies of laser kinetic processes, together with a new pressure scaling method developed in-house, have led to the development of a useful mathematical model for electron-beam-controlled CO2 lasers which shows close agreement with experimental observations. The model has indicated that energies approaching 80 joulesliter-atm are possible. The current goal of a 10-kJpulse laser is realizable in a 200 liter-atm laser is realizable in a 200 liter-atm laser structure.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE