Accession Number : AD0767194

Title :   A Simple Model of a Line Selected, Long Chain, Pulsed DF-CO2 Chemical Transfer Laser.

Descriptive Note : Rept. of 1 Apr-30 Jun 72,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Kerber,Ronald L.

Report Date : 25 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : A rate equation model of a pulsed DF-CO2 chemical transfer laser is simplified by investigating the relationship of kinetic mechanisms. The model reduces to one equation which when solved permits calculation of all pulse characteristics as a function of time. At low levels of initiation, predictions of this laser simulation model are in excellent agreement with those of a more comprehensive model presented in an earlier paper. Model predictions are also found to be consistent with experiment. The simplicity of the present model lends itself to easy physical interpretation and permits efficient and accurate prediction of transfer laser performance characteristics in regimes of practical interest. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), CHEMICAL REACTIONS, REACTION KINETICS, INFRARED LASERS, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE