Accession Number : AD0775411

Title :   Chemical Laser Analysis Development. Volume I. Laser and Mixing Program Theory and User's Guide.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 24 Oct 72-24 Oct 73,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC HUNTSVILLE ALA HUNTSVILLE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Thoenes,Juergen ; McDanal,A. J. ; Ratliff,Alan W. ; Smith,Sheldon D.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : A new Laser And Mixing Program (LAMP) is described which considers the coupling between gasdynamic properties, cavity characteristics, and resulting laser radiation for diffusion-type chemical laser oscillator cavities. The formulation assumes parallel mixing and constant lateral pressure with lasing due to single or multiple transitions between certain vibrational/rotational molecular energy levels. Excitation of the active medium traversing a Fabry-Perot optical cavity is caused by highly exothermic reactions between gradually mixing reactants discharged from a grid nozzle. Uniform, premixed inviscid laser cavity flows can be investigated as a special case of the more general analysis. The report contains a description of the analysis as well as a user's manual. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Chemical lasers, *Gas dynamics, *Computer programming, Two dimensional flow, Chemical reactions, Mixing, Combustion, Thermodynamics, Transport properties, Continuous waves, FORTRAN, Instruction manuals, Carbon dioxide lasers, Gas dynamic lasers

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE