Accession Number:

ADA199955

Title:

Two Photon Detection Techniques for Atomic Fluorine

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 1985-1 Apr 1988

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

This report describes research to develop a sensitive technique for the remote detection of atomic fluorine based on two-photon excitation of high lying atomic states, followed by fluorescence. We report the first demonstration of two-photon excited laser induced fluorescence in F using a pump laser of 180 nm. In addition, we have also observed 32 resonantly-enhanced multiphoton ionization REMPI of F at 285 nm, and 31 REMPI of F at 233 nm. No fluorescence was observed for the three-photon excitation processes. We recommend directions for future research quantify this F-atom detection technique. Keywords Multiphoton ionization spectroscopy, Atomic fluorine.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE