High Gain CO Chemical Laser Produced in a Shock Tunnel,
TECHNION - ISRAEL INST OF TECH HAIFA DEPT OF AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
Pagination or Media Count:
Experimental and theoretical results of small signal gain, in CO chemical laser produced in a shock tunnel, are presented. Thermal dissociation of CS2 into CS S is accomplished by a reflected shock wave. The dissociated products, diluted in Ar, expand through a supersonic nozzle with an area ratio of 40 into a combustion chamber. Molecular oxygen is supersonically injected at the nozzle exit. The two streams mix and combustion takes place in which vibrationally excited CO is produced by the Cs O yields COv S reaction.