Discovery of New Lasers.
Final technical rept. 1 Jan-28 Dec 73,
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP CANOGA PARK CALIF ROCKETDYNE DIV
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The purpose of the investigation is to evaluate the potential of using electronically excited alkali metal atoms for a new chemical laser which would operate at wavelengths less than 2.2 micrometers. The study concentrated on the reaction of certain alkali metals cesium and rubidium with appropriate halogens fluorine and chlorine. These reaction systems show promise of producing population inversions in the upper electronic states of the alkali metal atoms based on their exothermicities and upon early work of Polanyi with the NaCl2 system.
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