Accession Number : AD0915320

Title :   Experimental Investigation of CO and CO2 Laser Action by Organic Molecule Oxidation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 71-Aug 73,

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

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

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : CO and CO2 laser action has been achieved by organic molecule electrochemical oxidation in a directly excited, subsonically flowing, CW gas laser. The laser spectrum shifts from 5 microns due to CO to 10.6 microns due to CO2 as the cooling temperature is increased from 77K to -40C. Both CO and CO2 are reaction products formed by the electro-chemical oxidation of CH4, C3H8, C2N2, C2H2 and HCHO. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL LASERS), (*GAS LASERS, CARBON MONOXIDE LASERS, CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, OXIDATION, CONTINUOUS WAVES, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, MOLECULES, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, MIRRORS, METHANE, HELIUM, AIR, CYANOGEN, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, DEPOSITS, EMISSION, FORMALDEHYDE, LASER BEAMS, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, MASS SPECTRA.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE