Accession Number : AD0693561

Title :   CHEMICAL KINETICS OF HYDROGEN HALIDE LASERS. VOLUME I: THE H2-C2 SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Aug 68-May 69,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Cohen,Norman

Report Date : 30 JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A detailed kinetic model of the HCl chemical laser produced by the flash photolytically initiated H2--Cl2 explosion is described, and the results of computer calculations on such a system are discussed. It is shown that currently accepted values of the various rate constants, supplemented in a few cases by reasonable estimates of previously unmeasured rate constants, are adequate to approximate the observed laser behavior of this system. It is also shown that the chemistry of such a system is extremely complex, and exhibits a high degree of coupling between one reaction and another; therefore, great care is required to extract kinetic data from the optical behavior of such laser systems. It is further argued that different hydrogen halide lasers may behave quite differently from each other, depending on the relative magnitudes of the various rate constants involved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, *HYDROCHLORIC ACID), HYDROGEN, CHLORINE, PHOTOLYSIS, REACTION KINETICS, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE