Accession Number:

ADA230436

Title:

Long Self-Sustained Discharge Pulses for CO2 Lasers: Further Skirmishes

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

ROYAL SIGNALS AND RADAR ESTABLISHMENT MALVERN (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Non-externally sustained glow discharges of 10.8 microsec. and 26.25 microsec. duration are operated in CO2 laser gas mixtures over a pressure range 0.3 to 1 atm. The effects of gas mixture, pressure and pulselength are characterized and the influence of CO2 dissociation products on the discharge are examined along with measurements of the rate of dissociation of CO2.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE