Accession Number : AD0778327

Title :   Mercury Vapor Laser.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.

Corporate Author : AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MASS

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : The report describes work on a program to develop a high power laser utilizing the band emission of high density mercury excited by electrons. The spectroscopy and kinetics of excited mercury is discussed. The kinetics of energy exchange between low energy electrons and mercury is treated in detail, as is the problem of energy deposition for high voltage electrons penetrating a foil and the mercury gas. The authors describe the performance of the high voltage, cold cathode electron gun, developed as a laser driver during this contract. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Gas lasers, *Metal vapors, *Mercury, Excitation, Electron beams, High power, Emission spectra, Visible spectra, Atomic energy levels, Electron transitions, Reaction kinetics, Experimental design

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE