Accession Number : AD0752631

Title :   E-Beam HCl Laser.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual technical rept. 24 Apr-31 Oct 72,

Corporate Author : UNITED AIRCRAFT RESEARCH LABS EAST HARTFORD CONN

Personal Author(s) : Bronfin,Barry R. ; Shirley,John A. ; Nighan,William L. ; Churchill,Thomas L.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The feasibility of producing stimulated emission in the 3-5 micrometer wavelength band by exciting hydrogen chloride vibrational levels by electron impact is being investigated theoretically and experimentally. A self-consistent set of electron-HCl cross sections for elastic, rotational, vibrational, and electronic processes were determined. Cross sections for vibrational excitation are found to be particularly large, over a relatively broad range of discharge conditions. No data has been obtained from the fully integrated HCl discharge experiments, as yet. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CHLORIDES, *GAS LASERS), INFRARED LASERS, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, VIBRATION, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, EXCITATION, GAS DISCHARGES, ELECTRON IRRADIATION

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE