High Pressure Electric Discharge Convection Laser, A Preliminary Study.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The fabrication and feasibility demonstration of a continuous flow, electric-discharge convection laser EDCL using a mixture of CO2, N2, and H2O at atmospheric pressure was attempted. Electric discharge studies in air and nitrogen using a turbulence stabilization technique formed a large part of this project. Controlled turbulence can stabilize gaseous electric discharges as previously demonstrated, and the discharge studies of this project represent an application of such controlled turbulence to increase the discharge power of the laser. In this preliminary study, no laser action was detected. Several reasons for this lack of laser action are suggested.
- Lasers and Masers
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics