Accession Number : ADD007926

Title :   HF or DF Chemical Laser Using Laser Induced Chemistry.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Merritt,James A

Report Date : 17 Jun 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A chemical HF or DF laser is obtained by irradiating COF2+H2/D2 in admixture with the R12 line of a CO2 laser. The irradiation is accomplished in a laser cavity provided with appropriate Brewster windows, mirrors, and coupling means. The COF2 is mixed with H2 or D2 in a properly conditioned system without reacting. The irradiating by the R12 line of a CO2 laser dissociates the COF2 to form CO+2F (F-atom in an excited state). The F atom then reacts with H2/D2 present to produce HF or DF in an excited vibrational state. The halogen containing molecule then lases. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Chemical lasers, Hydrogen fluoride lasers, Laser induced fluorescence, Carbon dioxide lasers, Laser gases, Room temperature

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE