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Studies of F atom-based excitation chemistry for iodine lasers
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we discuss vibrational to electronic energy transfer as a potential method for producing a population inversion in atomic iodine. We discuss the background of this approach and a novel, high-flux F atom source integrated into a small scale supersonic reactor. We present data for energy transfer from HF(v) and H2(v) to the I atom manifold. Using a sensitive diode laser diagnostic we have probed the ground state manifold atomic iodine and observed that the absorption on the I atom line could be reduced to an immeasureably low value. We also describe a novel, diode laser based imaging diagnostic that will have important applications in future chemical or electrical laser development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5334, Gas and Chemical Lasers, and Applications III, (11 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.537747
Show Author Affiliations
David B. Oakes, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Seonkyung Lee, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Gami Maislin, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Ankit Patel, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
William J. Kessler, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Michelle L. Silva, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Ryan Shockley, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Steven J. Davis, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5334:
Gas and Chemical Lasers, and Applications III
Steven J. Davis; Michael C. Heaven, Editor(s)

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