Chemical Laser Pumping Technology.
Final rept. Dec 72-Dec 73,
TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA
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The feasibility of chemically pumping simulated HFDF laser effluent gases was demonstrated. The reactive material used was calcuim prepared by precipitation from a solution in cryogenic anhydrous ammonia. The calcium contained within specially designed canisters reacted with a high temperature, low pressure equimolar mixture of HF, H2, and N2, produced by the reaction of hydrogen and fluorine in a combustion chamber which closely simulated laser effluent gases. Gas flow rates up to 1 gramsec were absorbed by 100-gram calcium beds. System design studies were also conducted evaluating reactant requirements for various operational parameters such as duration, flow rate, acceptable gas pressure and thermal limitations. A conceptual design for a chemical pump was derived.
- Physical Chemistry
- Lasers and Masers