Accession Number:

ADA064213

Title:

Analytic Electron Energy Distribution Functions for Electric Discharge Lasers.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

The Boltzmann equation for electrons is solved for background gases of one or two excited levels under conditions typical of electric discharge lasers. Reaction rates are assumed constant above a threshold energy, and the electron heating rate is assumed independent of energy. Elastic and superelastic collisions were not considered. Numerical solutions from a program developed in conjunction with Seward, Hastings, and Ercoline are in excellent agreement with the analytic solutions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE