Accession Number : ADD008245

Title :   Xenon Fluoride and Mercury Chloride Photodissociation Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Eden,J Gary

Report Date : 03 Feb 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This patent discloses an optically pumped laser which is operative by photolysis of a rare gas (RG)-halogen atom (X) compound (RGX2) which creates lasing from the RGX* molecule the RGX* molecule being diatomic. This type of laser is gaseous but a solid fuel is used to supply the gas; therefore the system is self contained.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gas lasers, *Xenon lasers, *Ultraviolet lasers, Xenon, Fluorides, Mercury compounds, Chlorides, Optical pumping, Solids, Fuels, Halogens, Photodissociation, photolysis, Laser pumping

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE