Accession Number:

ADA022857

Title:

Ternary Flame Study of Selected Oxides for Chemical Laser Potential.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

The results of a study investigating the potential of alkali-polyhalide-oxidizer ternary flames for producing visible chemical lasers are discussed in this report. The experimental program was satisfactorily carried out after development of a heat-pipe-oven reactor that produced a uniform, static, known concentration of alkali metal vapors. Visible photon yields and, in some cases, excited-state distributions were determined from both molecular and atomic alkali emission for a number of polyhalide-alkali-oxidizer combinations and experimental conditions. From these results, excitation mechanisms and energy transfer processes taking place in the ternary flame environment were deduced. Appendixes A through D are independent articles which detail the experiment, the observations, and the deductions concerning the reactions studied. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE