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An imploding detonation expansion laser Armstrong, Bruce Allan

Abstract

An imploding detonation expansion laser has been built and some preliminary work has been done to determine its properties. Optical and pressure measurements were performed both in the detonation chamber and the nozzle. Gain measurements at CO and CO2 wavelengths were made as a function of starting mixture, throat height and position in the nozzle. A brief attempt to make the system lase was not successful. More effort will be expended after repairs to the machine have been made.

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