Accession Number:

ADA043339

Title:

Molecular and Chemical Laser Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 4 Feb 74-30 Jun 77,

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-07-25

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The work performed under the above referenced grants included a Experimental study of the reaction system O HI yielding OH I or I and O2delta g I2P32 in equilibrium with O23 sigma 9 I2P12 in a flow system. Measurements of optical gain at the I atom laser wavelength of 1.315 microns indicated an optical loss of 3-8 across the transverse flow laser channel. b Parametric studies were made on a variety of compounds suitable for photodissociative pumping of I atom lasers. c Spontaneous mode locking was observed and experimentally studied in a photolytically pumped I atom probe laser. d Electronic to vibrational energy transfer between O2delta g and HF leading to the vibrational excitation of HF to levels v1 and v2 was observed and studied. Evidence was provided that the transfer occurs from O2delta g rather than from O2sigma g. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE