Accession Number:

AD0751620

Title:

Pulsed Gain Measurements on CO2 Lasers.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

An efficient procedure for determining the operational potential of a laser system is the experimental measurement of gain. Two laser systems, a flowing CO2-N2-He laser and a chemical CO2-HN3 laser, were studied using a pulsed gain measurement technique. The experimental investigation indicated that the flowing CO2-N2-He laser system could produce lasing action and that the saturation parameter was 15 wattssq. cm. The experimental results for the chemical laser show a gain of approximately 8 per meter and agree qualitatively with a computer model of the CO2-HN3 laser. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE