Model for the CW power output of the HF chemical laser
Abstract
A radiation model is presented for inclusion in hydrodynamics codes calculating steady state chemical lasing conditions. The model assumes that if sufficient gain exists for lasing to occur, then Pbranch lasing occurs for 3 yields 2, 2 yields 1 and 1 yields 0 transitions at the (local) J value corresponding to maximum zero power gain. For simplicity, all HF states with v 3 are ignored. The theory yields the local and total power output, the local specific intensity of the radiation field and the local distribution of the HF population among the vibrational states. Very crude predictions could be obtained for the spectral distribution of the emitted radiation, although the theory is not well suited to that purpose.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 July 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974STIN...7517658M
 Keywords:

 Chemical Lasers;
 Continuous Wave Lasers;
 Hf Lasers;
 Mathematical Models;
 Radiation Distribution;
 Hydrofluoric Acid;
 Laser Outputs;
 Radiant Flux Density;
 Lasers and Masers