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