Accession Number:

ADA000892

Title:

Feasibility of New Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr-26 Sep 1974

Corporate Author:

ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-08

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The objective of the study was to investigate selected alkali-metal halogen reactions to evaluate their potential for new chemical lasers at suitable wavelengths. The chemiluminescence of the alkali-metal atoms was spectroscopically observed and was analyzed to measure population inversions in the excited electronic states of the alkali-metal atoms as a function of reaction conditions. The conditions included nozzle configuration, reactant ratios, and reactant pressures for the CsF2 reaction system. Spatial scans were performed, and gains were calculated for all observed population inversions. Absorption and extinction experiments were also performed. The results of this study have established the reaction conditions for the CsF2 system most likely to give lasing.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE