Accession Number : ADA017330

Title :   Chemically Pumped Atomic Laser Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 74-Mar 75,


Personal Author(s) : Blauer,Jay A. ; Hager,G. D. ; Tregay,G. W. ; Soloman,W. C.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : Experimental data are presented relative to attempts to induce population inversions within the energy manifolds of various atomic species by transfer of vibrational energy from selected diatomic molecules. In those cases studied for which HF or DF are the energy precursors, very low levels of excitation of the atomic species present were observed. This does not seem to be the case when H2 is the vibrational energy reservoir. Experiment and current computer modeling efforts are compared and found to be in good agreement in those cases for which kinetic data are available.

Descriptors :   *Chemical lasers, *Hydrogen fluoride, *Iodine, *Energy transfer, Atoms, Chemiluminescence, Excitation, Molecular vibration, Emission spectra, Reaction kinetics, Inversion, Deuterium compounds

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE