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Title: Mechanism of singlet oxygen deactivation in an electric discharge oxygen – iodine laser

We have determined the influence of the reaction of molecular singlet oxygen with a vibrationally excited ozone molecule O{sub 2}(a {sup 1}Δ) + O{sub 3}(ν) → 2O{sub 2} + O on the removal rate of O{sub 2}(a {sup 1}Δ) in an electric-discharge-driven oxygen – iodine laser. This reaction has been shown to be a major channel of O{sub 2}(a {sup 1}Δ) loss at the output of an electric-discharge singlet oxygen generator. In addition, it can also contribute significantly to the loss of O{sub 2}(a {sup 1}Δ) in the discharge region of the generator. (lasers)
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Samara Branch of the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Samara (Russian Federation)
  2. S.P. Korolev Samara State Aerospace University, Samara (Russian Federation)
  3. Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 30322 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22373314
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.); Journal Volume: 44; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; DEACTIVATION; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; IODINE LASERS; OXYGEN; OZONE