Accession Number : ADA140033

Title :   A Z-Pinch Photo-Pumped Pulsed Atomic Iodine Laser.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 81-Sep 82,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Stone,D H ; Saunders,D P ; Clark,M C

PDF Url : ADA140033

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A pulsed atomic iodine laser (CF3I) was designed and constructed using a coaxial xenon flash lamp as a pump source. The flash lamp was operated at low pressure to obtain pulse compression via xenon self-pinch. Electrical and optical diagnostics were performed for various xenon and CF3I pressures. Calorimeter data and burn patterns were obtained for the laser. Time-resolved spectroscopic data were taken throughout the CF3I pump band. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Pulsed lasers, *Laser pumping, *Iodine, Pinch effect, Low pressure, Xenon, Flash lamps, Pulse compression, Calorimeters, Spectroscopy, Electrical properties, Optical analysis, Diagnosis(General)

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE