Accession Number : ADA184824

Title :   The Gamma-Ray Laser Project.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical progress rept. no. 1, 1 Apr-30 Jun 87,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT DALLAS RICHARDSON CENTER FOR QUANTUM ELECTRONICS AND APPLICATIO NS

Personal Author(s) : Collins, Carl B

PDF Url : ADA184824

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Recent approaches to the problem of the gamma-ray laser have focused upon upconversion techniques in which metastable nuclei are pumped with long wavelength radiation. At the nuclear level the storage of energy can approach tera-Joules (10 to the 12tj power J) per liter for thousands of years. However, any plan to use such a resource for a gamma-ray laser poses problems of a broad interdisciplinary nature requiring the fusion of concepts taken from relatively unrelated fields of physics.

Descriptors :   *LASERS, *GAMMA RAYS, *METASTABLE STATE, CROSS SECTIONS, LASER INDUCED FLUORESCENCE, ERBIUM, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, X RAYS, ENERGY, SELECTION RULES(PHYSICS), THEORY, HAFNIUM, IRIDIUM, GOLD, LONG WAVELENGTHS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE