Accession Number : ADD004364

Title :   Hypersonic Gas Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Fenneman,David B

Report Date : 16 Aug 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A hypersonic gas laser to produce coherent infra-red electromagnetic radiation for use in communication, illumination, energy transmission or weather control. The lasing device uses an interaction area consisting of a grid of fine wires or the like to convert the kinetic energy of hypersonic velocity gases to vibrationally excited nitrogen from which the laser energy is extracted. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gas lasers, Infrared lasers, Hypersonic flow, Energy transfer, Molecular vibration, Nitrogen, Gas dynamics

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE