The RESALE Chemical Laser Computer Program,
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This report describes the RESALE computer program for the calculation of laser action in a chemically reacting gas. The program is applicable to either a one-dimensional steady flow or a time-dependent quiescent gas. RESALE uses either a constant-gain method or a numerical integration to obtain the intensity and to account for population changes due to lasing. Vibrational populations are treated individually and thus are not in equilibrium. Rotational populations, however, are assumed to be in a Boltzmann distribution at the translational temperature. For continuous-wave lasers, it is possible to include the effects of diffusion of the reactants. The formulation of the equations, the numerical methods used, and the preparation of input are described in detail.
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