Accession Number : AD0886909

Title :   Experimental Investigation of a Helium-Air-Methane Laser.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 70-Mar 71,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE AVIONICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Boney, William E., III ; Barry, James D.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A He-Air-CH4-(CO) laser operated both in the Q-switched and CW mode, yielded 78 laser emission lines in the region from 4.8036 to 5.8532 microns. These lines all resulted from P(J) sub v, v prime vibrational-rotational transitions in CO from v=2:1 to v=16:15, with J=10 to 15 nominally. Eighteen laser emission lines below 5.0 microns were measured. Multiline pulse powers greater than 2 kilowatts were normal. The lasing molecules are formed by electrochemical reactions in the gas mixture. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, CARBON MONOXIDE), INFRARED LASERS, METHANE, HELIUM, OXYGEN, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE