H F Laser Flow Visualization with an Infrared Television System.
Research rept. Jun 69-Dec 72,
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS
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An infrared television system for the observation of HF continuous chemical laser gas flows is described. The primary objective of these experiments was the flow visualization of the supersonic free jets provided by the infrared HF emissions generated by the reaction of hydrogen and fluoride flowing out of selected nozzle configurations. The spatial flow patterns for three HF laser configurations were observed and monitored with this system. The mechanical configuration, optics, and operating parameters associated with each configuration are discussed, and HF medium uniformity and jet properties are described. Author
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