Accession Number:

ADA053237

Title:

Copper Halide Laser Research.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER PITTSBURGH PA

Report Date:

1977-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

This report describes results of experimental studies of continuously-pulsed copper halide laser systems. Optical absorption and fluorescence measurements in the copper bromide discharge have produced detailed information about the laser kinetics in such systems. In particular, the absorption measurements led to determinations of the copper ground state and excited state densities as a function of time and position during a series of electrical pulses. In a longitudinal discharge configuration, radial pumping effects were found to produce appreciable depletion of copper atoms from the core of the discharge region. The effects of this phenomenon on laser performance are discussed and recommendations are made for future development efforts in copper halide lasers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE