Accession Number : AD0714439

Title :   Transversely Excited Atmospheric Pressure CO2 Lasers,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER QUEBEC

Personal Author(s) : Beaulieu,A. J.

Report Date : 04 MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Laser action at 10.6 micrometers has been achieved in CO2-N2-He gas mixtures at all pressures up to atmospheric by means of fast electrical discharges transverse to the laser axis. The atmospheric pressure of operation is very promising as the laser energy per pulse increases with pressure and the average power per unit volume is proportional to the square of the operating pressure. A brief description of a simple laser of this type, operating at atmospheric pressure is given along with some of the major achievements to date using this technique. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, LIGHT PULSES, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, CANADA

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE