Accession Number : AD0762819

Title :   A High-Repetition-Rate Chemical HF Laser,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER QUEBEC

Personal Author(s) : Jacobson,T. V. ; Kimbell,G. H. ; Snelling,D. R.

Report Date : 10 OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : An HF chemical laser with a 10-cm-long active volume has been constructed for operation at high pulse repetition rates using TE excitation. Up to 7.2 W of quasi-CW power were produced at 1100 Hz. Powers as high as 160 mW were obtained on a single transition when the cavity was line tuned. The effect of sequential or cascade lasing was observed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, FLUORIDES), HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS, EXCITATION, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, INFRARED LASERS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE