Accession Number : AD0825352

Title :   MILLIMETER AND SUBMILLIMETER DEVICE RESEARCH.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul-30 Sep 67,

Corporate Author : MARTIN CO ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s) : Gallagher, J. J. ; Kempf, R. A. ; Cupp, R. E.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The construction of two HCN lasers is described. These lasers, operating in the submillimeter wavelength region, have been used for linewidth and stability investigations. Laser oscillations have been observed for H2O at 118.65 microns wavelength. The HCN lines at 337 microns and 311 microns have been observed and beat against phase-locked harmonics of a 5 MHz frequency standard. A linewidth of approximately 280 kHz has been measured for the 337 micron line. Variations of the laser parameters have been made to observe the effect on laser action. One of the HCN lasers is being prepared for experiments on locking the laser to a frequency standard. Terminating investigations on the H2S millimeter wavelength molecular beam system as a frequency standard are discussed.

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, STANDARDS), EXCITATION, RESONANT FREQUENCY, STABILITY, INFRARED RADIATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), GAS DISCHARGES, SUBMILLIMETER WAVES, LINE SPECTRA, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, MANUFACTURING, WATER VAPOR, HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS, CYANIDES, SULFIDES, FREQUENCY.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE