Accession Number : ADA139189

Title :   Nonlinear Interactions between the Pumping Kinetics, Fluid Dynamics and Optical Resonator of cw Fluid Flow Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF AERONAUTICAL AND ASTRONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Sentman,L H ; Nayfeh,M H

PDF Url : ADA139189

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : This research is an integrated theoretical and experimental investigation of the nonlinear interactions which may occur between the chemical kinetics, the fluid dynamics and the unstable resonator of a continuous wave fluid flow laser. The objectives of this grant were to measure the frequency and amplitude of the time dependent pulsations in the power spectral output which have been predicted to occur in cw chemical lasers employing unstable resonators to extract power.

Descriptors :   *Continuous wave lasers, *Power spectra, *Interactions, *Nonlinear analysis, *Computerized simulation, Fluid flow, Fluid dynamics, Kinetics, Laser pumping, Optical properties, Experimental data, Resonators, Chemical lasers, Time dependence, Oscillation, Pulses

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE