Gas Phase Mid-IR Lasers.
Final rept. 15 Nov 92-15 Nov 95,
PHYSICAL SCIENCES INC ANDOVER MA
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A program to develop and apply new mid-IR lasers for Air Force applications is described. Optically pumped lasers that operate either on vibrational or electronic transitions are discussed. Systems include molecular iodine as an electronic transition laser and HF, DF, and HCl as vibrational laser systems. Both experimental and modeling results are described in this report. One of the most exciting aspects of this effort is the possibility of using diode lasers as excitation sources. Finally, efforts to develop miniaturized diagnostics for gas phase species are presented. Applications include new laser development and environmental sensing. Some of this technology has already been transferred to the development of sensors that have been delivered to customers.
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