Accession Number:

ADA058438

Title:

UV Gas Laser Investigations

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 15 Apr 1972-30 Mar 1977

Corporate Author:

NORTHROP RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER PALOS VERDES PENINSULA CA

Report Date:

1977-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

An experimental and theoretical investigation of rare-gas halide lasers is described. Experiments were conducted in a coaxial, e-beam pumped device and in a transverse, e-beam sustained discharge. Highest laser energy extraction from KrF in the coaxial geometry was 33 J per liter at 12 efficiency. In the transverse device, 29 J per liter was obtained at 11 efficiency. Results are also reported for XeF, XeCl, and Ar-I2. Comprehensive theoretical modeling was performed, including electron and molecular kinetics and optical extraction. Considerations for scaling to higher powers are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE