Accession Number : ADA259476


Title :   IDA Gamma-Ray Laser Annual Summary Report (1989): Investigation of the Feasibility of Developing a Laser Using Nuclear Transitions


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 90-May 92,


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Balko, Bohdan ; Kay, Irvin W ; Neuberger, John ; Herling, Gary


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259476.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 139


Abstract : This paper generalizes the Haake-Reibold model of superfluorescence to take into account certain effects that, while negligible for atomic emission, are important for the nuclear case. Comparisons are made of three different approaches to numerical computation based on the model, and a number of explicit calculations are made to illustrate the behavior of the emitted pulse under various conditions. In addition, the paper presents detailed analyses of the effects of homogeneous broadening and relaxation on superfluorescent emission.


Descriptors :   *LASER INDUCED FLUORESCENCE , *LASERS , LASER PUMPING , PUMPING(ELECTRONICS) , STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE , NUCLEAR ISOMERS , NUCLEAR STRUCTURE , GAMMA EMISSION , GAMMA RAYS , MOSSBAUER EFFECT , COHERENT RADIATION


Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE