Accession Number:

ADA083648

Title:

Computer Modeling of Pulsed Chemical Lasers.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 78-31 Oct 79,

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

282.0

Abstract:

The goal of this research is to quantify laser pulse energy and intensity on P-branch and rotational lasing transitions and provide data from well-defined experiments for interpretation and analysis of computational studies of HF and DF chemical lasers. A compendium of technical reports and publications on rotational non-equilibrium effects in the HF and DF lasers is presented. Modeling efforts have assessed the sensitivity of laser performance to various kinetic mechanisms. The importance of rotational non-equilibrium is identified and the possible effect of vibrational to rotational energy transfer on P-branch and rotational lasing is considered.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE