Accession Number:

ADD007926

Title:

HF or DF Chemical Laser Using Laser Induced Chemistry.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-17

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A chemical HF or DF laser is obtained by irradiating COF2H2D2 in admixture with the R12 line of a CO2 laser. The irradiation is accomplished in a laser cavity provided with appropriate Brewster windows, mirrors, and coupling means. The COF2 is mixed with H2 or D2 in a properly conditioned system without reacting. The irradiating by the R12 line of a CO2 laser dissociates the COF2 to form CO2F F-atom in an excited state. The F atom then reacts with H2D2 present to produce HF or DF in an excited vibrational state. The halogen containing molecule then lases. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE