Accession Number : AD0777348

Title :   The Effect of Kinetic Rate Uncertainties on Gas-Dynamic Laser Performance,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,John D. , Jr

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Recent data for the vibrational energy exchange rates associated with CO2-N2-H2O gas lasers are compared with previous compilations. From this, current uncertainties in the rate data are established. Using an existing computer code, a study is made of the sensitivity of gasdynamic laser performance to these uncertainties. The results show that present-day calculations of gasdynamic laser gain and maximum available power are subject to at least a 25 percent inaccuracy due to such rate data uncertainties. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Energy transfer, *Gas dynamic lasers, *Carbon dioxide lasers, Power, Performance(Engineering), Molecular vibration, Reaction kinetics, Nitrogen, Water vapor, Gain, Uncertainty

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE