Accession Number : ADA303819

Title :   Halogen Azide Visible Chemical Laser.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 15 Apr 94-15 Oct 95,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL THOUSAND OAKS CA SCIENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Benard, D. J. ; Boehmer, E.

PDF Url : ADA303819

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The object of this work was to develop an efficient chemical gain medium suitable for visible wavelength high energy laser applications. Achieving this goal requires: Demonstrating an efficient and scalable chemical source of electronically excited metastable atoms or molecules. Identifying a transfer agent that will rapidly accept energy from the metastables to generate a population inversion on a transition at visible wavelength. Developing a source of the emitting molecules capable of operating at densities adequate to extract the metastable energy before it decays by other means. jg p4

Descriptors :   *VISIBLE SPECTRA, *HALOGENS, *CHEMICAL LASERS, *AZIDES, FREQUENCY, EMISSION, SOURCES, DENSITY, MOLECULES, EXCITATION, ENERGY, EFFICIENCY, ATOMS, POPULATION, HIGH ENERGY, ELECTRONIC STATES, GAIN, INVERSION, TRANSITIONS, TRANSFER, DECAY, METASTABLE STATE.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE