Studies of E-Beam Pumped Molecular Lasers
Technical rept. no. 4, 1 Jul-31 Dec 1974
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA
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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.
- Lasers and Masers
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy