Accession Number : AD0726787

Title :   Excitation of an Atmospheric-Pressure CO2-N2-He Laser by Capacitor Discharges,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER QUEBEC

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Derwyn C.

Report Date : 14 DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The design of a new type of atmospheric pressure CO2-N2He laser capable of producing 1.2-J infrared light pulses with a peak power of 0.5 MW is described. An investigation of the laser output dependence on gas flow, gas mixture, capacitor voltage, output coupling reflectivity, and electrode spacing was made. It is shown that even greater energies and powers should be possible at higher voltages and larger electrode gaps. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, EXCITATION), CAPACITORS, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, INFRARED LASERS, LIGHT PULSES, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), CANADA

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE