Accession Number : ADP000269

Title :   High Gain CO Chemical Laser Produced in a Shock Tunnel,

Corporate Author : TECHNION - ISRAEL INST OF TECH HAIFA DEPT OF AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Tilleman,M. ; Stricker,J.

Report Date : JUL 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Experimental and theoretical results of small signal gain, in CO chemical laser produced in a shock tunnel, are presented. Thermal dissociation of CS2 into CS + S is accomplished by a reflected shock wave. The dissociated products, diluted in Ar, expand through a supersonic nozzle with an area ratio of 40 into a combustion chamber. Molecular oxygen is supersonically injected at the nozzle exit. The two streams mix and combustion takes place in which vibrationally excited CO is produced by the Cs + O yields CO*(v) + S reaction.

Descriptors :   *Carbon monoxide lasers, *Chemical lasers, *High gain, *Shock tunnels, Reaction kinetics, Israel

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE