Accession Number : AD0428562


Title :   COHERENT INFRARED LASER.


Descriptive Note : Semi-annual technical summary rept. no. 1, 17 Jun-16 Dec 63,


Corporate Author : VARIAN ASSOCIATES INC PALO ALTO CA


Personal Author(s) : Muller, M W ; Sher, A ; Soloman, R


Report Date : 16 Dec 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : Techniques of obtaining population inversions among vibrational energy levels of molecules are presented, with a view to using such inversions for the generation of coherent infrared light. The basis for obtaining population inversions is the Franck-Condon principle, and the first molecule under consideration, to which most of the work so far has been devoted, is half-heavy hydrogen HD. Calculations relevant to the behavior of this molecule and to the properties of hydrogen gas discharges are given. Some theoretical work relating to other molecules is outlined. Experimental results are reported on the operation of several types of gas discharge, and preliminary spectroscopic data obtained with HD. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LASERS , INFRARED PHENOMENA , INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY , GASES , ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS , INFRARED LASERS , OSCILLATORS , HARMONIC GENERATORS , FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS) , HYDROGEN , ELECTRON DENSITY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE