Accession Number : AD0779838

Title :   Towards Shorter Wavelength Lasers and Breaking the 1000 A Barrier I (Electron and Photon Pumping).

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ali,A. W.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : In the report electron and proton pumping as excitation mechanisms for vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) and x-ray lasers are discussed. Criteria are developed and quantitative estimates of the required pump powers are given. The necessary tools for model calculations are presented and some possible short wave laser sources are pointed out. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ultraviolet lasers, *Excitation, Optical pumping, Electron irradiation, Gain

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE