Accession Number:

AD0757881

Title:

Population Inversion in Blast Waves,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MCGILL UNIV MONTREAL (QUEBEC) DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The present communication demonstrates that significant population inversion can be achieved in the flow structure behind a blast wave if the appropriate choice of the initial parameters is made. Typical numerical results are given for a cylindrical blast from a line source in a CO2-N2-He medium. The predicted peak population inversion levels are an order of magnitude better when compared with those achieved in the more conventional gasdynamic expansion systems using supersonic nozzles. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE