Accession Number : ADD012583

Title :   Operation of Transversely Excited N2O Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Whitney,Wayne T ; Hara,Hiroshi

Report Date : 16 Sep 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This patent discloses an improved method and apparatus for producing high power, high efficiency pulsed TEA laser energy at N2O wavelengths by suppressing discharge arc formation with H2 or CO that is added to the N2O laser medium. Energy loading levels up to in the range of 266 J/L atm are achieved with gas mixtures of N2 lasing mediums and H2 or CO additivities comprising N2O:-He:N2 and N2O:He:N2:CO mole fractions.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *TEA LASERS, NITROUS OXIDE, CHEMICAL LASERS, HIGH POWER, OUTPUT, EFFICIENCY, PULSED LASERS, FREQUENCY, SUPPRESSION, ELECTRIC ARCS, GLOW DISCHARGES, HYDROGEN, CARBON MONOXIDE, ADDITIVES

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE