Accession Number:

ADA048550

Title:

4.3 Micrometer Laser Demonstration Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 29 Jun-30 Sep 1977

Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO EL SEGUNDO CA ELECTRO-OPTICAL AND DATA SYSTEMS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The possibility of converting multiline CW DF chemical laser radiation to single line CW 4.3 micrometer radiation by means of an Optical Resonance Pumped Transfer Laser ORTL is investigated. The ORTL medium consists of a DF and CO2 mixture and a suitable diluent. The optically pumped DF collisionally transfers its vibrational excitation to the CO2. This program is concerned with a demonstration of 4.3 micrometers oscillation between the 00 deg 1 and ground state CO2 levels. During this reporting period, a laser demonstration experiment has been designed and hardware is being assembled. DF and CO2 fluorescence experiments were performed as a guide to the experimental design. The experiments and results are discussed. The results indicate a strong probability of success for the demonstration experiment.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE