Accession Number:

ADA048225

Title:

Tunable Lasers and Coherent Light Techniques for High Resolution Ultraviolet Spectroscopy.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 6, 1 Jan-31 Dec 77,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF EDWARD L GINZTON LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes recent efforts towards the development, improvement, and use of tunable laser systems and novel coherent light techniques for high resolution ultraviolet spectroscopy of atoms and molecules. It reports on a studies of atomic hydrogen and deuterium by Doppler-free ultraviolet laser spectroscopy, which have yielded new precision values of the 1S-2S isotope shift and of the 1S ground state Lamb shift b the first demonstration of a novel technique of high resolution laser spectroscopy, using coherent two-photon excitation with multiple light pulses c the status of a search for a hydrogen-laser-pumped tunable ultraviolet laser and d the observation of a quenching of the laser action in xenon fluoride excimer lasers by the vapor of xenon difluoride.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Ultraviolet Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE