Accession Number : AD0757585

Title :   Experimental Studies of a Potential Pure Chemical CO2 Laser.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Walker,R. E. ; Pirkle,J. C. ; Bargeron,C. B. ; Hochheimer,B. F. ; Olsen,H. L.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : An experimental investigation is being made into a potenial pure chemical CO2 laser based on the Na-catalyzed combustion of CO with N2O. Combustion takes place in a simple chain reaction, which has been verified experimentally. Various experiments have evaluated chain length, chemical kinetics, effects of diluents and stoichiometry, chemiluminescence, emission spectra, and chemical laser gain at 10.6 micrometer; the results are reviewed in the report. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), (*INFRARED LASERS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), REACTION KINETICS, CARBON DIOXIDE, CHEMILUMINESCENCE, GAIN

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE