E-Beam and Optical Pumping of Far IR Molecular Lasers.
Final rept. 1 Oct 72-30 Sep 73,
ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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An experimental and theoretical investigation of electrically excited glow discharge CO2 lasers has resulted in new data on the electron excitation efficiency and the intrinsic V-V relaxation rates for the 10.6 and 9.6 micrometers laser transitions. Preliminary experimental results on the E-beam controlled CO2 laser are desirable. Experiments using both high power and low power CO2 lasers as excitation sources for the generation of far IR laser IR laser action are described. Subsequent research includes the discovery of over 100 new lasing transitions and the generation of over 5 kW pulse power at 496 micrometers in CH3F. Author
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