Accession Number : AD0742960

Title :   Numerical Study of a Diffusion Type Chemical Laser,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : King,William S. ; Mirels,Harold

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The theoretical performance of an HF diffusion-type chemical laser is investigated by means of exact numerical solutions for the laminar diffusion of a finite stream of H2 into a semi-infinite stream containing F and a diluent in the presence of an incident coherent radiation field. This flow model corresponds to flow velocity, temperature, and hydrogen stream thickness is held constant, and the effect of pressure level, initial fluorine partial pressure, and incident radiation intensity on integrated gain G(v, J), axial extent of the lasing region x(c), laser output power Pwr, and chemical efficiency is investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), HYDROGEN, FLUORINE, REACTION KINETICS, SUPERSONIC FLOW, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, PRESSURE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE