Accession Number:

ADA009284

Title:

Studies of E-Beam Pumped Molecular Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 4, 1 Jul-31 Dec 1974

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Report Date:

1975-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes continued studies of prospective high-power high-efficiency laser media. Included here are the results of a spectroscopic survey of light emission arising from a variety of atomic and molecular gases contained in electron-beam excited rare gas hosts. Also, to predict a laser behavior, a detailed kinetic model is developed for the xenon-oxygen system, one of the most promising candidates in the survey. To allow the development of this model, several rate constants were measured for the first time. In addition, the structures of several xenon oxide levels were determined from spectroscopic observations. The kinetic model suggests that a xenon oxide laser may operate with an efficiency as high as 6 for the 537.6 nm band and as high as 11 at 308.0 nm.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE