Developmental Studies of Potential Chemically Pumped Electronic Transition Lasers: Combustion of Alkaline Earths in Nitrous Oxide-Carbon Monoxide and Reactions of Metastable Alkaline Earth Atoms.
Final scientific rept. 15 Oct 75-14 Oct 77,
CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA QUANTUM INST
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Alkaline earth catalyzed N2O-CO flames have been studied as potential electronic transition chemical lasers. The addition of CO to the MN2O flames, where MMg, Ca, and Sr, has been shown to efficiently produce the respective metastable alkaline earth 3P atoms. These flames have been further shown to exhibit enhanced MOA yields X photon yields as well as new MO band systems in the chemiluminescence spectra. The mechanism of these reactions has been elucidated and information has been gained regarding the identity of the reservoir state. Results of spectroscopic assignments and gain measurements on the alkaline earth oxide bands are reported as are results of transfer and excimer formation studies. Author
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Lasers and Masers