Accession Number:

AD0728054

Title:

A Study of Energy Transfer Processes in Molecular Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 25 Jan 1970-31 Mar 1971

Corporate Author:

WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MI

Report Date:

1971-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

The carbon monoxide laser is one of the most promising systems currently available for the efficient generation of infrared radiation in the wavelength region from 5 to 8 microns. A detailed model of the kinetic processes which govern the performance of this laser has been programmed for the IBM 360 67 computer. The temporal development of vibrational populations has been computed, and shown to converge to steady state solution generated elsewhere from algebraic computation. A careful investigation of scattering data shows an apparent discrepancy in the potential used to describe the interaction of the CO molecule with argon atoms. An experimental facility has been developed for observation of spontaneous emission from various molecular transitions in the CO laser.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE