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Modeling Of The HF Overtone Chemical Laser
Author(s): W. Smith; R. Acebal; W. A. Duncan
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Paper Abstract

Recently Jeffers showed experimentally that a high performance HF laser operating on the first overtone transition (HF( v=2 ) + hv → HF( v=0 )+2hv ) was feasible. Since his initial experimental demonstration of efficient operation of a cold reaction HF overtone laser, there has been a renewed interest in the HF laser system. The approximately 1.3 micron radiation available from the overtone lasing transition coupled with the high chemical efficiency available from the HF gain medium make the overtone laser an attractive candidate for those applications requiring a high power beam to propagate either over long distances or through the atmosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1989
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1045, Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems, (31 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951322
Show Author Affiliations
W. Smith, Science Applications International Corp (United States)
R. Acebal, Science Applications International Corp (United States)
W. A. Duncan, US Army Missile Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1045:
Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems
Donald L. Bullock, Editor(s)

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