Accession Number : AD0761180

Title :   Inelastic Atom-Atom Scattering Within an Intense Laser Beam,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA JASON DIV

Personal Author(s) : Kroll,Norman ; Watson,Kenneth M.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : An analysis is given of multi-photon transitions between discrete quasi-molecular states during the near adiabatic collision of atoms and/or molecules. The variation of level spacing with changing internuclear separation can permit resonance absorption of one or more photons. Sufficiently intense laser beams can also significantly distort the molecular structure to modify potential surfaces, change activation energies, etc. Through these two mechanisms specific chemical reactions in gases can be made to occur with rates that depend on laser power. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COHERENT RADIATION, EXCITATION), INTERACTIONS, INELASTIC SCATTERING, RESONANCE ABSORPTION, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, WAVE FUNCTIONS, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, LASERS

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE