Accession Number : AD0783706

Title :   Research on HCl Chemical Laser.

Descriptive Note : Letter rept. 15 Apr-15 Jul 74,


Personal Author(s) : Hall,R. J. ; Meinzer,R. A. ; Steele,R. V.

Report Date : 25 JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Research efforts and results are summarized for an investigation whose objectives are to characterize the reaction mechanism of the cw combustion-driven chain-reaction HCl laser, select an optimum set of operating conditions, demonstrate the magnitude of the specific power which can be experimentally achieved, and predict the performance potential of the HCl laser at high cavity static pressures. These objectives are being pursued by making analytical calculations and experimental measurements. A computer program, CHEMIX, is being used to model the performance of the chain-reaction laser and the validity of these computations is being investigated by making comparisons with the results of chemiluminescent emission spectroscopy and optical power measurements.

Descriptors :   *Chemical lasers, *Chain reactions, Computer programming, Energy transfer, Hydrogen chloride, Reaction kinetics, Gas flow, Scientific research, Hydrogen fluoride, Emission spectra, Chemiluminescence

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE