Accession Number : ADD000025

Title :   Continuous Wave, Free-Burning Flame Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Pilloff,Herschel S ; Searles,Stuart K ; Djeu,Nicholas I

Report Date : 18 Sep 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes a self-sustaining infrared continuous wave laser in which laser oscillation is achieved from a free-burning flame in a vacuum. Laser action is maintained as long as the chemical agents are supplied and burned. CS2 and O2 are injected from alternate tubes and burned together to form CO with a population inversion between vibration-rotation levels. The optical cavity is formed by spaced dielectrically coated mirrors. The flame is ignited by a glow discharge several inches above the burner. The discharge is turned off once the flame is started.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Chemical lasers, *Carbon monoxide lasers, Chain reactions, Infrared lasers, Oxygen, Carbon disulfide, Flames, Combustion

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE