Accession Number:

ADA014670

Title:

Gaseous Collision and Ionic Lasers at High Temperatures,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA WASHINGTON D C DEPT OF SPACE SCIENCE AND APPLIED PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The He - Ne gas laser was the first gas laser reported in which collisional excitations by electron impacts played a significant role. Since then a number of gaseous elements were reported to lase, where collisions played a major role. With the utilization of heavy current pulsed discharge, the scope for gaseous lasers at high temperatures and high electron densities was widened. Ion lasers were the natural offsprings of such heavy current pulsed discharges. The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the reality of collision lasers, especially ionic lasers at high temperatures. Their performance and limitations in terms of electron density, an inherent atomic characteristic, are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE