Accession Number:

ADA091903

Title:

Investigation of Plasma Processes in Electronic Transition Lasers.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Nov 79-1 Nov 80,

Corporate Author:

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CONN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

This report describes the essential features of electron-beam controlled discharges of the type common to rare gas halide and mercury-halide lasers. Particular attention is directed toward the XeCl 308 nm laser using HCl as the halogen donor, and the HgBr502 nm laser using HgBr2. The basic kinetic processes controlling the behavior of these lasers are discussed, with special emphasis on electron collisions with HCl and HgBr2, respectively. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE