Accession Number : AD0610590

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF GAS IONIZATION PHENOMENON AT OPTICAL AND IR FREQUENCIES.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. for 11 Feb-11 Aug 64,

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE DEFENSE AND SPACE CENTER BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s) : VanAllen,L. C. ; Phelps,A. V. ; Waynant,R. W.

Report Date : JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : Results of the first half of the program are summarized and the status at that point is given. The experimental laser system is described and the calibration and monitoring procedures discussed. Breakdown time statistics and charge measurements obtained during this time are presented. The theoretical study results obtained to date in the areas of the non-linear ionization initiation mechanisms and the extension of the microwave break-down theory are discussed. A preliminary description of the breakdown process is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS IONIZATION, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS), (*PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, GAS IONIZATION), (*LIGHT, GAS IONIZATION), (*INFRARED RADIATION, GAS IONIZATION), ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, LASERS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), GASES, PHOTONS, MICROWAVES, ABSORPTION, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, PHASE SHIFT CIRCUITS, OPTICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE