Accession Number:

AD0766158

Title:

Studies of E-Beam Pumped Molecular Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual technical rept. no. 2, 1 Jan-30 Jun 1973

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Report Date:

1973-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

The report covers experimental and theoretical work on the feasibility of attaining laser action in high pressure gases excited by electron beam pulses. The radiative decay of Hg2 dimers has been measured as well as the existence of net absorption of excited Hg2. It is concluded that direct laser action by Hg2 is unlikely. A reappraisal of the HG2 states is presented. Initial experimental studies of Ar N2 mixtures are presented that show general agreement with model calculations and the ability to create large useable populations of metastable excited N2.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE