Accession Number:

ADA029313

Title:

Infrared Laser and Reaction Rate Study

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Report Date:

1976-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

This study evaluates the scientific issues relevant to the developmental and application of infrared laser technology. The analysis is a companion to an earlier treatment involving visible and ultraviolet systems. It is concluded that maximum impact can be derived from the established infrared technology by a properly expanded effort stressing vibrational energy transfer processes, infrared laser chemistry, and frequency conversion. It is likely that a synthesis of developments in these areas will generate a revolutionary capability in laser chemistry. For each topic key technical areas are identified. It is recommended that a coordinated program at a level of approximately 5 million per year be initiated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE