Accession Number : AD0772243

Title :   CW CO2 Laser at Atmospheric Pressure,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : McLeary,Ross ; Gibbs,W. E. K.

Report Date : 19 FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The operation of a CW CO2 laser is reported in which a flow-conditioning technique is used to produce a uniform discharge at atmospheric pressure with a specific input in excess of 500 J/g. In this technique the premixed gas is introduced radially at sonic velocity through a narrow gap adjacent to the upstream electrode. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Carbon dioxide lasers, *Infrared lasers, Continuous waves, Gas discharges, Performance(Engineering), Low pressure, Australia

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE