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On the presence of rotational nonequilibrium in a supersonic HF laser
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Paper Abstract

Overtone small signal gain data measured while operating a small-scale HF laser saturated on the fundamental transitions are compared with fundamental lasing output spectra and spontaneous overtone emission spectra measured orthogonal to the lasing axis. In all cases, the data are consistent with an equilibrium rotational distribution. These results are discussed in terms of their applicability to the question of rotational nonequilibrium in cw HF lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2004
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5334, Gas and Chemical Lasers, and Applications III, (11 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.537753
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Gerald C. Manke, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Kevin B. Hewett, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Charles F. Wisniewski, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
C. Randall Truman, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Gordon D. Hager, Air Force Research Lab. (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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