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Molecular Lasers in E-Beam Stabilized Discharges
Semi-annual technical rept. no. 2, 15 Nov 1972-15 May 1973
MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES NORTHWEST INC BELLEVUE WA
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The program is directed toward developing efficient, high energy density electric discharge lasers in the infrared and visible regions of the spectrum. A high current, electron-beam-stabilized, electric discharge is used for excitation. Infrared laser emission and absorption from the vibrational levels of HF 2.8 to 3.1 micrometers and DF 3.8 to 4.1 micrometers in various gas mixtures is being studied to determined laser efficiency and to obtain a detailed model of the vibrational kinetics. The efficiency of electric discharge excitation of molecular vibration in these gases is being determine by solving the electron Boltzmann equation. Electronic state excitation by e-beam stabilized electric discharges in N2 and other molecular systems is being investigated in an effort to develop efficient, long pulse visible lasers.
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