Accession Number:

AD0680406

Title:

RESEARCH ON DIRECT NUCLEAR PUMPING OF GAS LASERS (DNPGL).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 66-Dec 68,

Corporate Author:

NORTRONICS PALOS VERDES PENINSULA CALIF

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

Nuclear stimulation of emission in noble gases was investigated. The gases were contained in a cylinder lined with U235O2 or B10 and closed with confocal end mirrors. The cylinder was irradiated in the core of a TRIGA Reactor. Fission fragments from the cylinder wall ionized the gases and effectively pumped the gases to metastable states required for laser action. Total light output was determined using a silicon PIN detector. Spectral measurements were made with a grating spectrograph. Spectral lines were observed at the wavelengths observed in ionic lasers pumped by conventional means. Specifically, a strong line was observed at 668.4 nm corresponding to singly ionized Argon. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE