Accession Number:

ADD007940

Title:

HCL or DCL Chemical Laser Using Laser Induced Chemistry.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-05-13

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE