Metal Vapor Visible Laser Kinetics Program
Semi-annual technical rept.
AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MA
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The objective of the described program is to investigate experimentally and theoretically the important kinetic rate constants pertinent to the development of a high power visible laser. This research consists of three tasks. Each of the tasks are summarized TASK I - the purpose of the first task is to identify metal atoms systems that allow selective collisional relaxation processes to efficiently quench lower levels of potential laser transitions TASK II - The purpose of the second task is to determine the efficiency of various quenchants in deactivating the upper laser level of lead TASK III - The objective of the third task is to calculate electron impact excitation and quenching cross sections for the upper and lower laser levels of the metal atoms of interest.
- Lasers and Masers
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy