Accession Number:

AD0724167

Title:

Application of Gas Lasers to Studies of Fundamental Molecular and Atomic Processes

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept. no. 3, 1 Jan-31 Dec 1970

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-12

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

Molecular excitation and relaxation mechanisms are under investigation by a number of techniques. A fluorescence technique for observation of coherent inversion of optical transitions has been used to study relaxation in CO2. Studies of excitation and relaxation processes in transverse and longitudinally excited HF lasers are in progress and results on a transverse room temperature CO laser are also reported. Studies of the pressure broadening and shift of several CO2 transitions are in progress using a standing wave saturation resonance technique.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE