Accession Number : ADD003762

Title :   Method for Producing Chemical Laser Output from Radiative Decomposition of Chemicals.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ehrlich,John J ; Barr,Thomas A , Jr

Report Date : 12 Oct 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Method for producing continuous wave chemical laser output in which useful species such as free radicals as vibrationally excited molecules are generated by interaction of suitable chemicals such as hydrogen, sulfur hexafluoride, and carbon dioxide with initiator laser radiation. The chemical laser output is sustained by feeding back a portion of the laser output after first being initated by a suitable initiator. The chemical reactions involved can take place at atmospheric pressure or higher and overcome disadvantages of ordinary chemical lasers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Chemical lasers, *Free radicals, *Continuous wave lasers, Lasers, Excitation, Hydrogen, Sulfur compounds, Fluorine, Carbon dioxide

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE