Accession Number : AD0707519

Title :   COMPARISON OF HF AND DF CONTINUOUS CHEMICAL LASERS,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Spencer,Donald J. ; Mirels,Harold ; Jacobs,Theodore A.

Report Date : 01 MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A continuous DF chemical laser radiating at approximately 4 microns is reported. Population inversion is obtained by diffusing D2 into a supersonic free jet containing F atoms. The performance of the DF laser is compared with a similar HF laser previously reported. The ratio of DF to HF laser output power is 0.7 for fixed supersonic jet conditions and the same molar flow of H2 and D2. The efficiency of conversion of chemical energy to laser energy is approximately 12% and 8% for the HF and DF lasers, respectively. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, *FLUORINE), DEUTERIUM COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES, HYDROGEN, SUPERSONIC FLOW

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE