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Survey of the NF(b->X) visible laser candidate
Author(s): Raymond F. Heidner III; John M. Herbelin
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Paper Abstract

Three chemical systems have been proposed for generating a visible electronic transition laser on NF(b - X) at lambda = 529 nm. Each concept involves generating NF(a 1 Delta) and upconverting it to NF(b 1 Sigma). The stimulated emission cross section for NF(b - X) is small due to a small Einstein coefficient and rovibronic dilution of the oscillator strength. Large inversion densities are mandated which raise problems with gas phase side reactions involving the collision of two excited state species. In addition, the combination of low gain and high energy storage density results in large intracavity fluxes for a real laser device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1225, High-Power Gas Lasers, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18523
Show Author Affiliations
Raymond F. Heidner III, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
John M. Herbelin, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1225:
High-Power Gas Lasers
Petras V. Avizonis; Charles Freed; Jin J. Kim; Frank K. Tittel, Editor(s)

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