Accession Number : AD0770506

Title :   Vibrational Energy Transfer and Continuous-Wave Chemical Laser Operation. (The Kinetics and Spectroscopy of Chemical Lasers).

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept., 1 Jul 70-30 Jun 73,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y SCHOOL OF APPLIED AND ENGINEERING PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Cool,Terrill A.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The report summarizes a research program on chemical lasers. Parametric studies of the HF, DF, HF-CO2, and DF-CO2 purely chemical lasers were accomplished with a prototype system to provide design data for CO2 lasers of multikilowatt size. The second phase of the grant resulted in accurate determinations of vibrational matrix elements and the dipole moment function for HF and DF molecules. Vibrational matrix elements were measured through the fifth overtone for both molecules. Additional investigations were launched at the end of the grant period directed toward the discovery of new chemical laser systems capable of operation at visible wavelengths. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Chemical lasers, Carbon dioxide, Deuterium compounds, Fluorides, Dipole moments, Molecular vibration, Reaction kinetics, Energy transfer

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE