Accession Number:

ADA026295

Title:

Optical Pumping of Molecular Gases

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Apr 1975-31 Mar 1976

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA EDWARD L GINZTON LAB OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

During the past year we have completed optical pumping studies of Na2 and have initiated optical pumping studies of CO and Hg2. Optical pumping of Na2 shows that it is potentially an interesting quasi tunable, high gain dimer laser in the .52-.81 micrometer spectra range. Our results show that Na2 could possibly be pumped by a flashlamp or an electrical discharge. Measurements on optically pumping Hg2 show that 2mJ of .266 micrometer radiation is needed to achieve threshold on the .33 micrometer band. Experiments are in progress to achieve lasing in Hg2.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE