Accession Number : ADB023873

Title :   Hydroxyl Radical Chemical Laser.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 2 Jul 75-2 Feb 77,

Corporate Author : CALSPAN CORP BUFFALO NY

Personal Author(s) : Daiber, J. W. ; Raymonda, J. W. ; Thompson, H. M.

Report Date : NOV 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The reaction of H-atoms with O3 is known to result in the product molecule OH being in the ninth vibrational level. Such a high level of chemiexcitation could result in chemical laser action. The motivation for developing such a laser is (1) the wavelength at which lasing would occur has good atmospheric transmission, and (2) the reactants and products can be handled safely. In the present program, techniques were developed for generating large fluxes of H-atoms and O3-molecules. An apparatus was constructed for the demonstration of lasing; however, full testing could not be completed in this program. Lasing was not achieved. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL LASERS, *HYDROXYL RADICALS, HYDROGEN, ATOMS, OZONE, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, CONTINUOUS WAVE LASERS, VIBRATIONAL SPECTRA, ROTATION, OXYGEN, EMISSION SPECTRA, OZONATION, TRANSITIONS, AIRBORNE, SEA BASED, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE