Accession Number : ADD007940

Title :   HCL or DCL 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 : 13 May 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A chemical HCl or DCl laser is obtained by irradiating COCl2+H2/D2 in admixture with the P54 line of a CO2 laser. The irradiation is accomplished in a laser cavity provided with appropriate Brewster windows, mirrors, and coupling means. The COCl2 is mixed with H2 or D2 in a properly conditioned system without reacting. The irradiating by the P54 line of a CO2 laser dissociates the COCl2 to form CO+Cl-atom in an excited state). The Cl atom then reacts with H2/D2 present to produce HCl or DCl in an excited vibrational state. The halogen containing molecule then lases. (Author)

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

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE