Measurement of Kinetic Rates for Carbon Monoxide Laser Systems.
CALSPAN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER BUFFALO NY
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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
- Lasers and Masers
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy