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Vibrationally assisted transfer laser concept
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe a new energy transfer concept to produce excited electronic states of molecules that are candidates for short wave chemical lasers. Vibrational excitation within the ground state is used to enhance the production of excited electronic states via energy transfer from metastable species such as O2(a) and NF(a). We describe experiments on the molecule IF as a prototype system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1871, Intense Laser Beams and Applications, (6 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145214
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Steven J. Davis, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
William J. Kessler, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1871:
Intense Laser Beams and Applications
William E. McDermott, Editor(s)

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