A PURELY CHEMICAL CW HCl/CO2 TRANSFER LASER EMPLOYING TRANSVERSE FLOW

Authors
  1. Foster, K.D.
  2. Snelling, D.R.
  3. Suart, R.D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
A transverse flow HCl/CO2 transfer laser is described. The upper state CO2 population is produced by energy transfer from vibrationally excited HCl, which is formed chemically by the reaction of atomic chlorine with hydrogen iodide. The laser operated under conditions in which the atomic chlorine was produced in the optical region. The maximum power observed was 0.9 W corresponding to a chemical efficiency of 1%. It is proposed that this efficiency could be improved in a higher gain device in which the relative importance of cavity losses is reduced.
Report Number
DREV-4062/76 —
Date of publication
15 Nov 1976
Number of Pages
16
DSTKIM No
77-01313
CANDIS No
124099
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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