Accession Number : AD0751694

Title :   Chemical Kinetics and Fluid Mechanical Aspects of Gas Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Final summary rept. Apr 69-May 72.

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE AEROSPACE RESEARCH LAB

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The effect of reducing the ratio of CO2 to N2 was primarily studied. A program of measurement of gain in expanding CO2 laser mixtures at high pressure was carried out. Improved energy storage capability was successfully demonstrated through small signal gain measurements taken in a shock tube. This experimental approach allows the measurement of gain with various mixture ratios over a wide range of pressure conditions.

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, NOZZLE GAS FLOW), (*INFRARED LASERS, REACTION KINETICS), CARBON DIOXIDE, NITROGEN, HIGH PRESSURE, GAIN, SUPERSONIC NOZZLES, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE