Accession Number : AD0751620

Title :   Pulsed Gain Measurements on CO2 Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Houck,Timothy Lee

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : An efficient procedure for determining the operational potential of a laser system is the experimental measurement of gain. Two laser systems, a flowing CO2-N2-He laser and a chemical CO2-HN3 laser, were studied using a pulsed gain measurement technique. The experimental investigation indicated that the flowing CO2-N2-He laser system could produce lasing action and that the saturation parameter was 15 watts/sq. cm. The experimental results for the chemical laser show a gain of approximately 8% per meter and agree qualitatively with a computer model of the CO2-HN3 laser. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, GAIN), (*INFRARED LASERS, GAIN), LIGHT PULSES, HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS, ACIDS, AZIDES, CARBON DIOXIDE, PHOTOLYSIS, TEST METHODS, TEST EQUIPMENT, THESES

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE