PERFORMANCE AND DIAGNOSTICS OF LASERS INITIATED BY THE REACTION OF NO WITH ClO2

Authors
  1. Arnold, S.J.
  2. Foster, K.D.
  3. Snelling, D.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
A purely chemical HCl laser employing transverse flow was operated with a maximum multiline output power of 13 W, which represents a chemical efficiency of 8.6% based on the total exothermicity of the pumping reaction. The required nonequilibrium concentration of Cl atoms was generated by the branched-chain reaction of NO with ClO2. Mass spectrometric and absorption spectroscopic measurements of species concentrations in the NO/ClO2 reaction system showed that the effectiveness of production of the branched chain decreased with increasing total pressure.
Report Number
DREV-4144/79 —
Date of publication
15 Sep 1979
Number of Pages
22
DSTKIM No
79-03104
CANDIS No
87433
Format(s):
Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Hardcopy

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