Accession Number : ADA181015

Title :   Optical Properties of Compressible Inhomogeneous Shear Layers Relevant to High Power Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Feb 85-Mar 86,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Personal Author(s) : Christiansen,Walter H

PDF Url : ADA181015

Report Date : 30 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Shear layers and wakes are a major source of optical degradation in flow lasers. The structure of these flows are being studied experimentally with special attention given to their optical properties. Gases with difference refractive indices will be investigated and the effects of density ratio and Mach number on optical performance are being measured.

Descriptors :   *REFRACTIVE INDEX, *FLOW, *LASERS, *SHEAR PROPERTIES, DEGRADATION, DENSITY, FINITE DIFFERENCE THEORY, GASES, HIGH POWER, LAYERS, MACH NUMBER, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, RATIOS, SOURCES, WAKE

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE