Accession Number:

ADA143639

Title:

Alkali-SCl2 Chemiluminescence: Vibrational Population Inversion in the B State of S2.

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIV DURHAM DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-07-24

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The chemiluminescent reactions of alkali atoms with SCl2 in the presence of a buffer gas can produce a highly inverted population of the vibrational levels of the B state of S2. The results of this work support the suggestion that the S2 B-X transition is an appealing candidate for a visible wavelength chemical laser, especially if the buffer gas relaxes the high vibrational levels of the X state as well as promoting three body recombination of S2.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE