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Generation and laser diagnostic analysis of bismuth fluoride
Author(s): Matthew J. Bohn; D. C. Berst; Ernest A. Dorko
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Paper Abstract

Bismuth fluoride, BiF, a possible energy acceptor molecule in a chemically-pumped donor- acceptor electronic transition laser has been produced in a flow tube reactor. A high voltage discharge was used to produce bismuth and fluorine atoms which combined to form ground state BiF(X). Laser induced fluorescence studies confirmed that BiF was formed following the discharge. A vibrational temperature of 581 +/- 35 K was measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1628, Intense Laser Beams, (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58979
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew J. Bohn, Phillips Lab. (United States)
D. C. Berst, Phillips Lab. (United States)
Ernest A. Dorko, Phillips Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1628:
Intense Laser Beams
Richard C. Wade; Peter B. Ulrich, Editor(s)

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