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Computer modeling of an optically pumped hydrogen halide laser
Author(s): Nicholas P. Machara; Gordon D. Hager
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Paper Abstract

Kinetic modelling of a short-pulse optically pumped hydrogen fluoride laser has been undertaken. This work utilizes scaling laws to obtain many of the rate constants describing the numerous energy transfer reactions. Because of the numerous differential equations and energy exchange reactions that must be considered in a complete model, a truncated version has been constructed which includes the processes which are most important in the first several nanoseconds: an optical pump term which includes saturation effects and rotational relaxation kinetics during the buildup of the laser pulse. This model demonstrates the importance of rotational relaxation processes to the efficiency with which energy is coupled into the laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1871, Intense Laser Beams and Applications, (6 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145239
Show Author Affiliations
Nicholas P. Machara, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Gordon D. Hager, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)


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

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