TlHg Laser Development Program.
Final rept. 1 Feb 78-31 Jan 79 on Phase 1,
WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER PITTSBURGH PA
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This report describes the results of an experimental study of the TlHg excimer system. A Comparative evaluation of TlXe and TlHg candidates has indicated that the TlHg excimer is the most promising system for detailed study. An all-hot, sealed-off transverse discharge tube and a pressurized oven assembly have been fabricated and tested successfully. This experimental apparatus will permit the study of most metal excimer discharges at temperatures up to 1000 C and pressures up to 10 atm. Preliminary tests have shown that pulsed TlHg discharges suitable for excimer laser feasibility studies can be produced in the experimental apparatus. It is recommended that fluorescence and gain measurements of TlHg discharges proceed immediately, with laser tests to follow it warranted. Author
- Lasers and Masers