AN EFFICIENT, PURELY CHEMICAL HCL LASER

Authors
  1. Foster, K.D.
  2. Suart, R.D.
  3. Snelling, D.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Purely chemical laser emission at 3.6 to 4 micrometers from HCl has been achieved in a transverse flow device. Atomic chlorine was produced chemically from the reaction of NO with ClO2. The maximum power obtained from this system was 4 W, which corresponded to a chemical efficiency of 9% based upon the fraction of pumping reaction energy that goes into vibration. The laser also operated successfully under conditions where the Cl for the pumping reaction was produced in situ, a feature which may be important in scaling to higher powers.
Report Number
DREV-4059/76 —
Date of publication
15 Nov 1976
Number of Pages
25
DSTKIM No
77-01466
CANDIS No
124177
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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