Accession Number:

ADA025404

Title:

EDL Performance Model. Part III. Analysis of Closed Cycle Electron-Beam Sustained CO2 EDL with Air Contaminant.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 16 Jul 75-10 May 76,

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC HUNTSVILLE ALA HUNTSVILLE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE