Accession Number:

ADA159034

Title:

Alkali Metal Diffuse Band Lasers.

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept. 1 Jun 84-31 May 85,

Corporate Author:

IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Progress is described on study of a new class of potential excimer lasers based on diffuse bands of the alkali metal vapors. In particular, it has been established that the violet diffuse bands of sodium vapor and the yellow diffuse bands of potassium vapor are each composed of overlapping singlet and triplet excimer emission continua of the diatomic molecule. The violet gain and low absorption loss previously found with laser optical pumping of sodium vapor have been confirmed and extended to yellow gain and low absorption loss in potassium vapor. Prospects for laser oscillation in the near future appear to be very good. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE