Accession Number : ADA135894

Title :   Energetics and Collision Dynamics of Electronic Transition Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 81-31 Jul 83,

Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CT

Personal Author(s) : Michels,H H ; Hobbs,R H

PDF Url : ADA135894

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Quantum mechanical studies, including both ab initio configuration-interaction expansions and density functional calculations, have been carried out to examine the electronic structure, radiative lifetimes and collisional branching ratios for molecules of importance in studies of electronic transition lasers. These studies have included an analysis of the energetics of Mg/Mg0 excitation transfer reactions, the spectroscopy of the low-lying electronic states of the I2 and I3 molecules and the mechanisms of the I2/02 1 Delta g dissociation kinetics. In addition, a study of the electronic structure of the NaMg system was carried out to evaluate its potential as a excimer laser.

Descriptors :   *Chemical lasers, *Electronic states, *Electron transitions, Particle collisions, Reaction kinetics, Quantum theory, Energetic properties, Molecular energy levels, Potential energy, Iodine, Sodium, Magnesium, Spectroscopy

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE