Accession Number : ADA303560

Title :   Gas Phase Mid-IR Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Nov 92-15 Nov 95,

Corporate Author : PHYSICAL SCIENCES INC ANDOVER MA

Personal Author(s) : Davis, Steven J. ; Kessler, William J. ; Holtzclaw, Karl W.

PDF Url : ADA303560

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : A program to develop and apply new mid-IR lasers for Air Force applications is described. Optically pumped lasers that operate either on vibrational or electronic transitions are discussed. Systems include molecular iodine as an electronic transition laser and HF, DF, and HCl as vibrational laser systems. Both experimental and modeling results are described in this report. One of the most exciting aspects of this effort is the possibility of using diode lasers as excitation sources. Finally, efforts to develop miniaturized diagnostics for gas phase species are presented. Applications include new laser development and environmental sensing. Some of this technology has already been transferred to the development of sensors that have been delivered to customers.

Descriptors :   *INFRARED LASERS, *OPTICAL PUMPING, LASER PUMPING, MOLECULAR VIBRATION, EXCITATION, VAPOR PHASES, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, INTERMEDIATE INFRARED RADIATION, TEA LASERS, DIODE LASERS, OXYGEN IODINE LASERS.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE