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