Accession Number : AD0750314

Title :   Theoretical Studies of High Energy Pulsed CO2 Lasers,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA

Personal Author(s) : Cason,Charles ; Kast,Steven J.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Pulsed CO2 lasers are receiving considerable attention at the US Army Missile Command because of their advantages over cw lasers. Theoretical studies of laser kinetic processes, together with a new pressure scaling method developed in-house, have led to the development of a useful mathematical model for electron-beam-controlled CO2 lasers which shows close agreement with experimental observations. The model has indicated that energies approaching 80 joules/liter-atm are possible. The current goal of a 10-kJ/pulse laser is realizable in a 200 liter-atm laser is realizable in a 200 liter-atm laser structure.

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, REACTION KINETICS), (*INFRARED LASERS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), GAS IONIZATION, ELECTRON DENSITY, GAIN, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE