Accession Number:

ADA011241

Title:

Experiments on Continuous Transverse Discharges in Channel Waveguides with Flowing CO2 Gas Mixtures.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Experiments on CW transversely excited TE flowing CO2 gas mixtures are described. Several discharge and flow geometries at pressures up to 1 atm have been used to determine discharge properties in the channels used. Optical gain has not been measured in these channels but analysis of the experimental results indicates how optimum population inversion is to be obtained. The analysis also reveals that prevention of glow to arc transitions in these CW TE discharges requires that one operate within certain physical parameter ranges. Such parameters are identical to those which optimize population inversion.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE