Accession Number : AD0267896

Title :   Optical Maser by the Method of Electron Excitation,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY INST OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : LIN,L.

Report Date : 27 SEP 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A method of achieving optical maser oscillation by electron excitation was investigated. In this scheme, atoms in the ground level, upon being collided by incident electrons, made transitions to excited levels. It was shown that maser oscillation is possible between 2 excited levels, if certain conditions are satisfied. A simple model was used for general analysis, and an Hg vapor system was utilized as an example. (Author)

Descriptors :   ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, ELECTRON OPTICS, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, ELECTRONS, EXCITATION, MASERS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MERCURY, MICROWAVE OSCILLATORS, QUANTUM STATISTICS, VAPORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE