A PURELY CHEMICAL HCl LASER EMPLOYING TRANSVERSE FLOW

Authors
  1. Arnold, S.J.
  2. Foster, K.D.
  3. Snelling, D.R.
  4. Suart, R.D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
A purely chemical continuous wave HCl laser has been developed. The purely chemical production of nonequilibrium concentrations of Cl atoms is achieved by a branched chain reaction between NO and ClO2. Three modes of accomplishing the prepumping chemistry are discussed and their effects on HCl laser performance are evaluated. A transverse flow laser was operated having a maximum HCl multiline output power of 4 W and a chemical efficiency of 6.6 percent based on the total exothermicity of the pumping reaction.
Date of publication
01 Jan 1978
Number of Pages
10
Reprinted from
IEEE J of Quantum Electronics, vol QE-14, no 4, 1978, p 293-302
DSTKIM No
78-03607
CANDIS No
84277
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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