Accession Number : AD0779311

Title :   E-Beam HC1 Laser.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual technical rept. 30 Nov 73-31 May 74,

Corporate Author : UNITED AIRCRAFT RESEARCH LABS EAST HARTFORD CONN

Personal Author(s) : Shirley,John A. ; Hall,R. J. ; Bronfin,B. R.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The feasibility of producing stimulated emission in the 3 to 5 micron wavelength band by direct electron impact excitation of hydrogen chloride vibrational levels is being investigated theoretically and experimentally. Theoretical prediction of electrically pulsed HC1 laser performance indicate that gain coefficient in excess of 1%/sq cm should be realizable in the present experiments. Electric discharges with electron number densities up to 1.6 x 10 to the 12th power/cc have been sustained with a sq cm thermionic cathode electron gun. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Infrared lasers, *Hydrogen chloride, Excitation, Electron beams, Gas discharges, Reaction kinetics

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE