Accession Number:

AD0784828

Title:

Atmospheric Pressure H2 - F2 Laser Initiated by Electron-Beam Irradiated Discharge.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Report Date:

1974-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The authors have measured pulse energy and power versus time for the output of an HF laser pumped by the H2 - F2 chain reaction. Noble-gas-diluted atmospheric pressure mixtures were initiated uniformly with the use of a transverse electrical discharge established by partially ionizing the gas mixture with a burst of high energy electrons. As primary objectives, the authors sought to demonstrate atmospheric pressure operation and a laser output comparable to the electrical energy supplied for initiation. Performance as a function of several parameters was studied.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE