Accession Number : AD0760806

Title :   Kinetic Model of the CF3I Photodissociation Laser.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 72-1 Feb 73,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Franklin,Richard D.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A model is developed to describe the reaction kinetics of the CF3I flash photolysis iodine laser. All chemical reactions and relaxation processes which are important in the pressure and temperature regimes of laser amplifiers are described. The model was used to compute the laser energy inversion as a function of time. The effects of pumping rate, diluent gas concentration, and temperature on the magnitude and life time of the inversion were studied. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), (*INFRARED LASERS, IODINE COMPOUNDS), HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, OPTICAL PUMPING, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, REACTION KINETICS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE