HF or DF Chemical Laser Using Laser Induced Chemistry.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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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
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