Advanced Reactants Laser Performance Evaluation.
Final rept. 5 Mar-31 Aug 75,
TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CALIF
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The objective of this work was to provide preliminary laser performance evaluations for several liquid storable, advanced chemical laser reactant systems. Four advanced reactant systems, F2MAPPGASHe, F2C6F6He, F2C7H8He and F2C7H8N2 plus one baseline system F2C2H2He were evaluated. Lasing powers between 5 and 8 kw were obtained for all helium diluent systems tested. Significantly lower performance 3 kw was obtained with nitrogen diluent. It was concluded that all of the reactant systems tested in this program would provide acceptable performance for combustion driven DF chemical lasers. It was recommended that nitrogen diluent not be used for high pressure nozzles except in cases where helium diluent was unacceptable.
- Physical Chemistry
- Lasers and Masers
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods