ARC-Driven N2CS2 Mixing Gas-Dynamic Laser.
ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIRECTORATE
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The arc-driven laser facility was made available for a brief period while the high energy pulsed laser was down, and an attempt was made to operate the facility as an O2 CS2 chemical laser where the hot N2 from the arc was to disassociate the O2 in the plenum and He CS2 was to be mixed with these gases in the supersonic mixing mode. However, at no time was lasing obtained when the laser was operated in this mode but, when O2 was omitted from the plenum due to a failure to operate the O2 Marotta valve, lasing was obtained when He CS2 was mixed with only nitrogen in the supersonic mixing mode. The results which were obtained during this brief period of experimentation are presented in this report. Author
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