Multiphoton Detection Techniques for F and F2
Final rept. 1 Apr 1988-31 Mar 1990
SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA MOLECULAR PHYSICS LAB
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This report describes research toward the development of quantitative remote diagnostics for atomic and molecular fluorine, using ultraviolet multiphoton excitation followed by the detection of fluorescence or ionization. The first demonstration of resonant two-photon excitation of molecular fluorine is described, which allows sensitive detection of molecular fluorine. A high power uv-vuv laser source based on Raman-shifting a narrow band, tunable excimer laser in liquid-nitrogen-cooled isotopes of hydrogen has been developed and applied to two-photon detection of both molecular and atomic fluorine.
- Inorganic Chemistry