Accession Number:

AD0785687

Title:

Vibrational Energy Transfer in Hydrogen Halide Lasers,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Several very important applications for high-power infrared laser radiation, generated efficiently, have been identified. These applications require either continuous or repetitively pulsed laser emission at wavelengths which can be transmitted through the atmosphere with minimal attenuation and diffractive spreading. In this paper, the authors discuss the utility of electrical discharge lasers operating in the 3.5-4.0 micrometer band and apply to them theoretical calculations for vibrational energy transfer rates that we have developed.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE