Accession Number : AD0603680

Title :   RESONANT ENERGY TRANSFER FROM MERCURY TO ZINC IN RELATION TO A GAS LASER.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Howard,Robert Mason ,Jr.

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : An electronic system was constructed for scanning the spectral output of a Jarrell Ash spectrograph. This was used to observe the spectrum of a Hg-Zn discharge which originated from a heated D.C. glow discharge tube in which the partial pressures of Zn and Hg could be varied independently. Observations of the spectra indicate a resonant energy transfer from the 7(3)S Sub 1 state of Hg to the 4(3)D Sub 1 state of Zn at high voltages across the tube (anode to cathode). At lower voltages the 7(3)S Sub 1 Hg state couples to the 4(1)D Sub 2 state of Zn and indicates that a population inversion might be achieved in the Zn between the 4(1)DSub2 and 4(1)PSub1 state. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GLOW DISCHARGES, SPECTROSCOPY), (*LASERS, GASES), (*MERCURY, LASERS), (*ZINC, LASERS), ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, RESONANCE, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, QUANTUM THEORY, DISCHARGE TUBES, EXCITATION, OSCILLATION, VOLTAGE, ARGON, PHOTOTUBES, PRESSURE, GAIN, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, TEST METHODS, ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY, ABSORPTION SPECTRA

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