HCL or DCL Chemical Laser Using Laser Induced Chemistry.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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A chemical HCl or DCl laser is obtained by irradiating COCl2H2D2 in admixture with the P54 line of a CO2 laser. The irradiation is accomplished in a laser cavity provided with appropriate Brewster windows, mirrors, and coupling means. The COCl2 is mixed with H2 or D2 in a properly conditioned system without reacting. The irradiating by the P54 line of a CO2 laser dissociates the COCl2 to form COCl-atom in an excited state. The Cl atom then reacts with H2D2 present to produce HCl or DCl in an excited vibrational state. The halogen containing molecule then lases. Author
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