Accession Number:

ADA066721

Title:

Measurement of Kinetic Rates for Carbon Monoxide Laser Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALSPAN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER BUFFALO NY

Report Date:

1978-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The vibration-translation V-T deactivation rates for high vibrational quantum levels of carbon monoxide have been measured for collisions of carbon monoxide with argon at room temperature. The rates are quantum-state-resolved and have now been measured for quantum levels from V 10 up to V 42. A laser optical pumping technique is used the measurements are in an environment free of electric discharge effects. In a related phase of the program, evidence of molecular vibration-to-electronic V-E energy transfer has been adduced. Preliminary analysis of this process is given, and potential V-E transfer laser action, based on highly vibrationally excited CO, is assessed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE