Molecular and Chemical Laser Systems.
Final rept. 4 Feb 74-30 Jun 77,
CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y
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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
- Lasers and Masers
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy