Accession Number:

AD0767191

Title:

Lasing from the Upper Vibrational Levels of a Flash-Initiated H2-F2 Laser.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for May-Jul 72,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Lasing on the v 6 to 5 and 5 to 4 vibration-rotation bands has been observed in the time-resolved spectral output of a He-diluted H2-F2 chain reaction chemical laser. The HF lasing molecules were produced by the reaction of a 50-torr mixture of mole ratio H2F2He 0.5140 initiated by flash photolysis of the F2. Strong lasing was found from all P-branch vibration-rotation bands from v 6 to 5 to 1 to 0. Within some bands, the time sequence of transitions suggests non-Boltzmann distributions of the rotational states. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE