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The measurement of gain in a supersonic, combustion-driven generator for NCl(a1Δ)
Author(s): Gerald C. Manke; Timothy J. Madden; Chris B. Cooper; Gordon D. Hager
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Paper Abstract

The measurement of positive small signal gain on the 1.315 micron spin orbit transition of atomic iodine following energy transfer from chemically generated NCl(a1Δ) is reported. Previous instances of gain produced by energy transfer from NCl(a1Δ) used DC discharges to generate F and Cl atoms; this report describes recent progress towards a true chemical laser device which uses a high temperature chemical combustor and a supersonic reactor to generate NCl(a1Δ). These improvements represent a significant step towards the development and demonstration of a scalable All Gas-phase Iodine Laser (AGIL) device.

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Date Published: 1 June 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5792, Laser Source and System Technology for Defense and Security, (1 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603849
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Gerald C. Manke, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Timothy J. Madden, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Chris B. Cooper, Boeing-Rocketdyne (United States)
Gordon D. Hager, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5792:
Laser Source and System Technology for Defense and Security
Gary L. Wood, Editor(s)

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