Electron-Beam Sustained Mercuric Bromide Laser Study.
Final rept. 1 Mar 80-29 Apr 82,
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CT
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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
- Lasers and Masers
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics