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Overtone research, advanced chemical laser module design
Author(s): William Anthony Duncan; Stanley P. Patterson; Bruce Rusty Graves; Anthony J. Cordi; Gordon N. Yonehara; Jeffrey L. Sollee
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Paper Abstract

An intermediate-size module that will serve as a building block of an advanced high-power HF/DF chemical laser is described. The module is based on an optimized hypersonic, low- temperature (HYLTE) nozzle concept. The primary objective of the program is a high- efficiency, high-power demonstration of HF overtone lasing. The resulting device is called overtone research advanced chemical laser (ORACL). A secondary objective is an improved chemical laser gain generator for HF fundamental and DF lasing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2119, Intense Beams and Applications: Lasers, Ions, and Microwaves, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172722
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William Anthony Duncan, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
Stanley P. Patterson, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
Bruce Rusty Graves, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
Anthony J. Cordi, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)
Gordon N. Yonehara, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)
Jeffrey L. Sollee, Scientific Applications and Research Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2119:
Intense Beams and Applications: Lasers, Ions, and Microwaves
William E. McDermott, Editor(s)

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