Accession Number:

ADA257735

Title:

Plasma Physics Issues in Gas Discharge Laser Development

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1984-30 Dec 1991

Corporate Author:

WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

An account is given of the interplay between partially ionized plasma physics and the development of gas discharge lasers. Gas discharge excitation has provided a wide array of laser devices extending from the soft X-ray region to the far infrared. The scaling of gas discharge lasers in power and energy also covers many orders of magnitude. The particular features of three regimes are discussed short wavelength lasersdeep UV to soft X-ray visible and near UV lasers and infrared molecular gas lasers. The current status Fall 1990 of these areas is reviewed, and an assessment is made of future research topics that are perceived to be important.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE