Ming-Chang Lin*, M. E. Umstead, N. Djeu

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Some topics discussed are these: general requirements for lasing action; methods of chemical laser initiation (flash photolysis, electrical discharge, electron beams, shock heating, initiation by chemical reactions, initiation by flames, and initiation by combustor products); types of chemical lasers (vibrational transition lasers, rotational transition lasers, and electronic transition lasers); and kinetic modeling of chemical laser systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-591
Number of pages35
JournalAnnual Review of Physical Chemistry
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983

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