Accession Number : ADA009284


Title :   Studies of E-Beam Pumped Molecular Lasers


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 4, 1 Jul-31 Dec 1974


Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA


Personal Author(s) : Huestis, D L ; Gutcheck, R A ; Hill, R M ; McCusker, M V ; Lorents, D C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a009284.pdf


Report Date : 31 Jan 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 90


Abstract : This report summarizes continued studies of prospective high-power high-efficiency laser media. Included here are the results of a spectroscopic survey of light emission arising from a variety of atomic and molecular gases contained in electron-beam excited rare gas hosts. Also, to predict a laser behavior, a detailed kinetic model is developed for the xenon-oxygen system, one of the most promising candidates in the survey. To allow the development of this model, several rate constants were measured for the first time. In addition, the structures of several xenon oxide levels were determined from spectroscopic observations. The kinetic model suggests that a xenon oxide laser may operate with an efficiency as high as 6% for the 537.6 nm band and as high as 11% at 308.0 nm.


Descriptors :   *GAS LASERS , ELECTRON BEAMS , ELECTRON IRRADIATION , ELECTRON TRANSITIONS , ELECTRONIC STATES , EMISSION SPECTRA , EXCITATION , MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS , OXYGEN , OZONE , QUENCHING(INHIBITION) , XENON


Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE