Accession Number : AD0164326

Title :   Tunable Optical Cavity for Chemical Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Spencer,Donald J. ; Durran,Donald A. ; Bixler,Henry A.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The patent describes a tunable optical cavity for use with a chemical laser of the type using a supersonic jet flow of a vibrationally excited gas as a lasing medium. It is characterized by having a variable optically active dimension running transverse to the longitudinal axis of its optically active region.

Descriptors :   *Chemical lasers, *Laser cavities, *Tuning devices, *Patents, Supersonic flow, Continuous waves

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE