Accession Number : AD0617950

Title :   INVESTIGATIONS OF A SODIUM-MERCURY METAL VAPOR LASER.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Meneely,Clinton Tucker

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : While many gaseous lasers have been developed using noble gases, relatively few gaseous lasers have been developed which operate on metallic vapors, perhaps because of the technical difficulties involved. Much of the basic research into metallic energy level systems and their interactions with other systems has been done long ago by the early spectroscopists. Their findings need only to be reappraised in the light of laser theory to be useful. It is shown that the 'technical difficulties' involved in metallic vapor systems can probably be overcome with careful equipment design.

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, GASES), (*METALS, VAPORS), (*VAPORS, LASERS), SODIUM, MERCURY, QUANTUM THEORY, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, RESONANCE, EXCITATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE