Accession Number : AD0767611

Title :   Developments in High Power Laser Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Hertzberg,A.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : The effects of high-power laser technology programs on basic research activities in this country and abroad are described and analyzed. The particularly multidisciplinary nature of laser research which has had a special impact on physicists, fluid dynamicists and researchers in other branches of engineering science is highlighted. Also included to indicate the universal interest in the problem areas is the program of the Esfahan Symposium on Fundamental Laser Physics, held in Tehran, Iran late in August 1971 at which Russia, Poland, Austria, Italy, Israel, Japan, Canada as well as the U.S. presented papers. Future directions for research are described and inhibiting factors on achieving the desired plateau of knowledge from which developments should proceed are outlined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), GAS LASERS, NOZZLE GAS FLOW, REACTION KINETICS, SHOCK TUBES, ENERGY CONVERSION, THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE