Accession Number : AD0766411

Title :   HF Chemical Lasing at Higher Vibrational Levels.

Descriptive Note : Report for May-Dec 72,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Mayer,S. W. ; Taylor,D. ; Kwok,M. A.

Report Date : 01 SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : HF chemical lasing has been obtained from the P6(5) and P6(4) transitions as well as several P5 and P4 transitions of HF. Lasing from these high vibrational levels was produced by transverse, pulsed discharges in mixtures of HI He, and SF6 or SO2F2. The low bond energy of HI contributed to the doubling of the energy of laser pulses when substituted for H2. The HF laser frequencies were measured for other low bond energy sources of H atoms.

Descriptors :   (*FLUORIDES, *GAS LASERS), MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, SULFUR COMPOUNDS, HELIUM, IODIDES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE