Accession Number:

ADA052998

Title:

4. 3 Micrometer Laser Demonstration Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 29 Jun-30 Nov 1977

Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

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. A laser demonstration was performed and is described here. ORTL radiation was observed at the wavelength corresponding to the transition of interest. New laser transitions emanating from optically pumped DF molecules were also observed one of these transitions overlaps the CO2 transition of interest. Factors leading to the conclusion that CO2 ORTL oscillation between the 00 deg 1 level and the ground state was observed are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE