Accession Number : AD0265988

Title :   ALKALI-METAL OPTICAL MASERS

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA RADIATION LAB NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : ABELLA,I.D. ; CUMMINS,H.Z.

Report Date : 01 NOV 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An optical maser device is described by which a pressure broadened mercury lamp provides the outside light source. The mercury line was observed at high resolution and was found to be self-reversed. An adsorption cell containing potassium-absorbed energy was found to be about half as intense as mercury. The apparatus was assembled such that the mercury lamp was focussed by means of an elliptical cylinder onto a closed cell containing vaporized potassium.

Descriptors :   *ALKALI METALS, *MASERS, DOPPLER SYSTEMS, FLUORESCENCE, HYPERFINE STRUCTURE, INFRARED RADIATION, INTERFEROMETERS, LIGHT, MERCURY LAMPS, MIRRORS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE