Accession Number:

AD0775414

Title:

Chemical Laser Analysis Development. Volume IV. Method of Characteristics Laser and Mixing Program Theory and User's Guide.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 24 Oct 72-24 Oct 73,

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC HUNTSVILLE ALA HUNTSVILLE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER

Report Date:

1973-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

A new laser and mixing computer program is described which considers the coupling between gasdynamic properties, cavity characteristics, and resulting laser radiation for diffusion-type chemical laser oscillator cavities. The formulation assumes non-uniform mixing with lateral pressure gradients and lasing due to a single transition between the upper and lower laser levels. Excitation of the active medium traversing a Fabry-Perot optical cavity is caused by highly exothermic reactions between gradually mixing reactants discharged from a grid nozzle. Uniform, premixed inviscid laser cavity flows can be investigated as a special case of the more general analysis. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE