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Title: Infrared laser system

Abstract

An infrared laser system and method for isotope separation may comprise a molecular gas laser oscillator to produce a laser beam at a first wavelength, Raman spin flip means for shifting the laser to a second wavelength, a molecular gas laser amplifier to amplify said second wavelength laser beam to high power, and optical means for directing the second wavelength, high power laser beam against a desired isotope for selective excitation thereof in a mixture with other isotopes. The optical means may include a medium which shifts the second wavelength high power laser beam to a third wavelength, high power laser beam at a wavelength coincidental with a corresponding vibrational state of said isotope and which is different from vibrational states of other isotopes in the gas mixture.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Santa Fe, NM
  2. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862966
Patent Number(s):
4061921
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
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
infrared; laser; method; isotope; separation; comprise; molecular; gas; oscillator; produce; beam; wavelength; raman; spin; flip; means; shifting; amplifier; amplify; power; optical; directing; desired; selective; excitation; mixture; isotopes; medium; shifts; third; coincidental; corresponding; vibrational; wavelength laser; selective excitation; infrared laser; laser oscillator; molecular gas; desired isotope; laser beam; laser amplifier; isotope separation; gas mixture; power laser; gas laser; optical means; raman spin; spin flip; flip means; /250/204/359/372/

Citation Formats

Cantrell, Cyrus D, Carbone, Robert J, and Cooper, Ralph S. Infrared laser system. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Cantrell, Cyrus D, Carbone, Robert J, & Cooper, Ralph S. Infrared laser system. United States.
Cantrell, Cyrus D, Carbone, Robert J, and Cooper, Ralph S. Sat . "Infrared laser system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862966.
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author = {Cantrell, Cyrus D and Carbone, Robert J and Cooper, Ralph S},
abstractNote = {An infrared laser system and method for isotope separation may comprise a molecular gas laser oscillator to produce a laser beam at a first wavelength, Raman spin flip means for shifting the laser to a second wavelength, a molecular gas laser amplifier to amplify said second wavelength laser beam to high power, and optical means for directing the second wavelength, high power laser beam against a desired isotope for selective excitation thereof in a mixture with other isotopes. The optical means may include a medium which shifts the second wavelength high power laser beam to a third wavelength, high power laser beam at a wavelength coincidental with a corresponding vibrational state of said isotope and which is different from vibrational states of other isotopes in the gas mixture.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
}

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