Accession Number:

ADA114246

Title:

Electron-Beam Sustained Mercuric Bromide Laser Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 80-29 Apr 82,

Corporate Author:

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-04-29

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

RESULTS ARE REPORTED OF AN INVESTIGATION OF FUNDAMENTAL KINETIC PROCESSES INFLUENCING DISCHARGE AND LASER PROPERTIES TYPICAL OF THE 502 NM HgBr B to XHgBr2 dissociation laser. Specific attention is focused on conditions representative of electron-beam controlled discharges. Experimental results and corresponding analysis and interpretation are presented for several laser mixtures, focusing particularly on the factors affecting discharge characteristics and HgBrB formation. A set of electron-HgBr2 cross sections inferred on the basis of analysis of experimental observations is presented, along with a discussion of the effect of electron-electron collisions on medium properties at the level of fractional ionization typical of the HgBrBHgBr2 laser. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE