Accession Number : AD0629925

Title :   SPECTROSCOPIC AND MICROWAVE INVESTIGATION OF LASERING PLASMAS,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA GASEOUS ELECTRONICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Weaver,L. A. C. ; Goldstein,L.

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 177

Abstract : The relationship between the process of lasering, the electron gas, and the excited state populations of the active medium are studied for the noble gas lasers. Microwave signals are employed to perturb the electron gas, and resultant alteration of laser output is investigated. The effects of lasering upon the microwave propagation constant, noise radiation temperature, discharge current and spectral emission are investigated experimentally in He-Ne gas lasers, and radiative cascade patterns in noble gases are described by an idealized theoretical model.

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, RARE GASES), PLASMAS(PHYSICS), KINETIC THEORY, QUANTUM THEORY, MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPY

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE