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6 June 1993 Computer modeling of an optically pumped hydrogen halide laser
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Proceedings Volume 1871, Intense Laser Beams and Applications; (1993)
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Kinetic modelling of a short-pulse optically pumped hydrogen fluoride laser has been undertaken. This work utilizes scaling laws to obtain many of the rate constants describing the numerous energy transfer reactions. Because of the numerous differential equations and energy exchange reactions that must be considered in a complete model, a truncated version has been constructed which includes the processes which are most important in the first several nanoseconds: an optical pump term which includes saturation effects and rotational relaxation kinetics during the buildup of the laser pulse. This model demonstrates the importance of rotational relaxation processes to the efficiency with which energy is coupled into the laser.
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Nicholas P. Machara and Gordon D. Hager "Computer modeling of an optically pumped hydrogen halide laser", Proc. SPIE 1871, Intense Laser Beams and Applications, (6 June 1993);


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