EDL Performance Model. Part III. Analysis of Closed Cycle Electron-Beam Sustained CO2 EDL with Air Contaminant.
Technical rept. 16 Jul 75-10 May 76,
LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC HUNTSVILLE ALA HUNTSVILLE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER
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A computer model has been developed and applied to evaluate the characteristics of continuously flowing CO2 electron-beam sustained electric discharge lasers. The model contains a detailed treatment of the cavity flow, finite rate excitation-relaxation kinetics, electron beam and electric discharge including the effects of gas recirculation and air contamination. Wave propagation is treated with a two-dimensional Fresnel integral method allowing laser radiation to interact with the flowing gain medium. Predicted performance levels show generally good agreement with experimental results. Author
- Lasers and Masers
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics