Accession Number : AD0751634

Title :   The HN3 + CO2 Laser: an Analytical and Experimental Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Helmsin,Francis Kenneth

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : A detailed description of the reaction mechanisms involved in the HN3 + CO2 laser is presented. The explosive decomposition of HN3 and the resulting laser gain have been analytically modeled to gain an insight into the potential of the laser. In addition, an experimental investigation has been conducted in order to determine the existence of laser action and applicability of the model.

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), (*INFRARED LASERS, AZIDES), PHOTOLYSIS, HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS, ACIDS, CARBON DIOXIDE, REACTION KINETICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, GAIN, THESES

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE