Studies of Techniques for Generation of Vacuum Ultraviolet and Soft X-Ray Laser Radiation.
Final rept. 1 Oct 76-30 Apr 78,
STANFORD UNIV CALIF EDWARD L GINZTON LAB
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This report describes theoretical and experimental work on two types of laser induced collisional processes. These are the dipole-dipole process and the charge exchange process. Using two synchronously pumped mode-locked dye lasers, a dipole-dipole cross section of 4 x ten to the minus 14th power sq cm has been demonstrated in the Sr-Ca system. We also report theoretical progress in the areas of laser induced spin exchange collisions and collisionally induced Raman processes. Lasing and inversion on the Sr resonance line at 4078 angstrom is also described. This first demonstration of the inversion of an ion with respect to its ground state has important implications for the construction of short wavelength lasers.
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