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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];  [3]
  1. (Richardson, TX)
  2. (Johnson City, TN)
  3. (Hayward, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
875285
Patent Number(s):
RE30898
Assignee:
US Government - Other LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
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; laser beam; isotope separation; gas mixture; laser amplifier; optical means; /359/250/359/372/

Citation Formats

Cantrell, Cyrus D., Carbone, Robert J., and Cooper, Ralph. Infrared laser system. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Cantrell, Cyrus D., Carbone, Robert J., & Cooper, Ralph. Infrared laser system. United States.
Cantrell, Cyrus D., Carbone, Robert J., and Cooper, Ralph. Fri . "Infrared laser system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875285.
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title = {Infrared laser system},
author = {Cantrell, Cyrus D. and Carbone, Robert J. and Cooper, Ralph},
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 = {1982},
month = {1}
}

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