Calculation of Potential Energy Curves for Metal Oxides and Halides.
Final rept. 1 Jun 73-31 Mar 77,
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CONN
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The research performed under this contract was directed toward the calculation of the electronic structure and radiative transition probabilities for certain diatomic metal oxides and halides which are candidate visibleUV laser systems. The objectives were to uncover systems having a low-lying excited state with a reasonably long 10 microsec radiative lifetime and situated energetically such that an inversion of population with respect to the dominant transitions to the ground state was possible. The systems under investigation to date include the group IIA metal oxides BeO-BaO, the group IVA metal oxides CO-PbO, NF, SiF, AlF and the thirteen electron sequence N2, CN, CO and BeF. These latter systems have a common chemistry of their electronically excited states. Among these molecules the systems BaO, BO, NF, SnO, SiF and AlF were chosen for detailed study. Their value as candidate visibleUV laser systems has been analyzed.
- Lasers and Masers
- Solid State Physics