Accession Number:

ADA634332

Title:

Acquisition of a Nd-Yag Pumped MOPO (Master Oscillator/Power Oscillator) Optical Parametric Oscillator

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MIAMI UNIV FL ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

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Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOALS. This grant provides support for the acquisition of a state-of-the-art Nd-Yag laser pumped optical parametric oscillator OPO. The instrument is configured in a master oscillatorpower oscillator configuration, hence the designation MOPO. The MOPO will be used in conjunction with our pulsed laser photolysis-pulsed laser induced fluorescence PLP-PLIF kinetics apparatus and is designed to replace either the photolysis or probe laser, depending on experimental configuration. Two research efforts will be supported by the acquisition of the MOPO. Effort 1 Kinetics, mechanism and product yields in the atmospheric oxidation of dimethylsulfide, is sponsored by ONR. It is directed towards elucidating the detailed mechanism of, and final products yields from, the OH initiated gas phase oxidation of dimethylsulfide DMS. Effort 2 Real-time detection of sodium in size segregated marine aerosols is also sponsored by ONR. The objective of this project is to develop a new capability for characterization of marine aerosols, specifically, the ability to make near real-time sodium measurements on individual, size-segregated marine aerosols. OBJECTIVES. A description of the objectives of the projects are described in the reports on project N000149510242, Kinetics, mechanism and product yields in the atmospheric oxidation of dimethylsulfide and project N000149710133, Real-time detection of sodium in size segregated marine aerosols.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE