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Title: Method and apparatus for generating coherent near 14 and near 16 micron radiation

Abstract

A method and apparatus for producing coherent radiation in CO.sub.2 vibrational-rotational transitions at wavelengths near 14 and 16 microns. This is accomplished by passing a mixture of N.sub.2 and Ar through a glow discharge producing a high vibrational temperature in the N.sub.2, passing the excited N.sub.2 through a nozzle bank creating a supersonic flow thereof, injecting the CO.sub.2 in the supersonic flow creating a population inversion in the CO.sub.2, and directing the saturating pulse of radiation near 10.6 or 9.6 microns into the excited CO.sub.2 creating a population inversion producing coherent radiation at 14 or 16 microns, respectively.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Pleasanton, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862942
Patent Number(s):
4053852
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01S - DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; generating; coherent; near; 14; 16; micron; radiation; producing; vibrational-rotational; transitions; wavelengths; microns; accomplished; passing; mixture; glow; discharge; vibrational; temperature; excited; nozzle; bank; creating; supersonic; flow; injecting; population; inversion; directing; saturating; pulse; 10; respectively; producing coherent; coherent radiation; glow discharge; population inversion; supersonic flow; generating coherent; /372/

Citation Formats

Krupke, William F. Method and apparatus for generating coherent near 14 and near 16 micron radiation. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Krupke, William F. Method and apparatus for generating coherent near 14 and near 16 micron radiation. United States.
Krupke, William F. Sat . "Method and apparatus for generating coherent near 14 and near 16 micron radiation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862942.
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author = {Krupke, William F},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for producing coherent radiation in CO.sub.2 vibrational-rotational transitions at wavelengths near 14 and 16 microns. This is accomplished by passing a mixture of N.sub.2 and Ar through a glow discharge producing a high vibrational temperature in the N.sub.2, passing the excited N.sub.2 through a nozzle bank creating a supersonic flow thereof, injecting the CO.sub.2 in the supersonic flow creating a population inversion in the CO.sub.2, and directing the saturating pulse of radiation near 10.6 or 9.6 microns into the excited CO.sub.2 creating a population inversion producing coherent radiation at 14 or 16 microns, respectively.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
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