Accession Number : ADA308952

Title :   Basic Study of the Pumping of a Gamma-Ray Laser.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Mar 93-14 Mar 96,

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

Personal Author(s) : Collins, C. B.

PDF Url : ADA308952

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : The most productive 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 (1012J) 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 :   *HIGH ENERGY LASERS, LASERS, PUMPING(ELECTRONICS), GAMMA RAYS, ENERGY STORAGE, METASTABLE STATE.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE