Accession Number : AD0784828

Title :   Atmospheric Pressure H2 - F2 Laser Initiated by Electron-Beam Irradiated Discharge.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Hofland,Robert ; Ching,Alfred ; Lundquist,Martin L. ; Whittier,James S.

Report Date : 15 JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The authors have measured pulse energy and power versus time for the output of an HF laser pumped by the H2 - F2 chain reaction. Noble-gas-diluted atmospheric pressure mixtures were initiated uniformly with the use of a transverse electrical discharge established by partially ionizing the gas mixture with a burst of high energy electrons. As primary objectives, the authors sought to demonstrate atmospheric pressure operation and a laser output comparable to the electrical energy supplied for initiation. Performance as a function of several parameters was studied.

Descriptors :   *Chemical lasers, *Gas discharges, *Electron beams, Pulses, Power, Performance(Engineering), Hydrogen, Fluorine, Hydrogen fluoride

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE