Accession Number:

ADD012583

Title:

Operation of Transversely Excited N2O Lasers.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This patent discloses an improved method and apparatus for producing high power, high efficiency pulsed TEA laser energy at N2O wavelengths by suppressing discharge arc formation with H2 or CO that is added to the N2O laser medium. Energy loading levels up to in the range of 266 JL atm are achieved with gas mixtures of N2 lasing mediums and H2 or CO additivities comprising N2O-HeN2 and N2OHeN2CO mole fractions.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE