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11 May 2004 Studies of F atom-based excitation chemistry for iodine lasers
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Proceedings Volume 5334, Gas and Chemical Lasers, and Applications III; (2004)
Event: Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, 2004, San Jose, Ca, United States
In this paper we discuss vibrational to electronic energy transfer as a potential method for producing a population inversion in atomic iodine. We discuss the background of this approach and a novel, high-flux F atom source integrated into a small scale supersonic reactor. We present data for energy transfer from HF(v) and H2(v) to the I atom manifold. Using a sensitive diode laser diagnostic we have probed the ground state manifold atomic iodine and observed that the absorption on the I atom line could be reduced to an immeasureably low value. We also describe a novel, diode laser based imaging diagnostic that will have important applications in future chemical or electrical laser development.
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David B. Oakes, Seonkyung Lee, Gami Maislin, Ankit Patel, William J. Kessler, Michelle L. Silva, Ryan Shockley, and Steven J. Davis "Studies of F atom-based excitation chemistry for iodine lasers", Proc. SPIE 5334, Gas and Chemical Lasers, and Applications III, (11 May 2004);


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