Accession Number:

AD0766894

Title:

Efficient Pulsed Chemical Laser

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA LAB OPERATIONS

Report Date:

1973-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Output pulse observations are presented for a He-diluted CO2 laser pumped by vibrational-vibration VV energy transfer from vibrationally excited DF produced by the D2-F2 chain reaction. Flash photolysis of the F2 initiated the reaction. A 290-cc reaction chamber containing a 0.5-atm mixture with a mole ratio D2F2CO2He 0.331.810 gave a single-pulse output energy of 2.8 J. Relative to the amount of D2 present in the reaction chamber, this corresponds to a chemical efficiency greater than 5.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE