Accession Number : AD0164365

Title :   Carbon Monoxide Laser from Helium-Air-Methane Mixture.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Barry,James D. ; Boney,William E.

Report Date : 28 NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent describes a gas laser charged with a mixture of helium-air-methane, operable in both the Q-switched and CW mode. It forms vibrationally excited CO molecules by the electric discharge induced chemical oxidation of methane. The resulting laser output provides at least 80 laser emission lines in the region from 4.7848 to 5.8532 microns, with 20 lines below 5 microns. Multiline pulse powers greater than two kilowatts may be obtained from the molecules formed by the electrochemical reaction.

Descriptors :   *Gas lasers, *Carbon monoxide lasers, *Patents, Q switching, Continuous waves, Photochemical reactions, Methane, Helium, Air

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE