Accession Number:

ADP012395

Title:

A Review of Recent Experiments and Calculations Relevant to the Kinetics of the HF Laser

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB KIRTLAND AFB NMDIRECTED ENERGY DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2002-01-24

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

An abbreviated review of rate coefficients relevant to HF laser kinetics modeling is presented. The literature has been surveyed from the last published review in 1983 to the present. Updated HF Einstein emission coefficients are tabulated. This brief summary of a more detailed review addresses rate coefficients relevant to HF generation, reactive quenching, self-relaxation, and vibrational relaxation by a selection of atoms and molecules. In addition, a review of recent experiments and theoretical calculations relevant to the role of rotational non-equilibrium in HF lasers is presented. A list of recommended temperature dependent expressions for critical reaction rate coefficients is given.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE