Carbon Monoxide Laser
Semi-annual technical rept. 1 Nov 1971-30 Dec 1972
AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MA
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The main objective of the program is the investigation of pulsed electrical CO lasers to determine their potential scaling to large scale, high power operation. The following areas of investigation are included in the current contract Investigation of the electron beam current requirements and the Ep range for sustainer discharge excitation of CO and CON2 mixtures Design and construction of the electron gun and laser cavity for operation at gas temperatures from 100K to 300K Experimental investigation of the multiline multimode operation over a range of gas temperature and pressure up to the equivalent of one atmosphere at room temperature The extension of the theoretical model to the directly excited CO laser including calculations of the transient gain and power.
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