On the upper state formation kinetics and line tunability of the iodine monofluoride discharge laser

M. L. Dlabal, J. G. Eden

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Abstract

The collisional kinetics of upper state formation for the iodine monofluoride (IF) discharge pumped laser have been studied using tunable dye laser absorption spectroscopy. As for electron- beam excitation, the immediate precursor to IF*(D′) is found to be the I*(6s4P) species. Energy stored in the F*(4P) states, however, is not recovered in the laser's output due to weak F*→I* collisional coupling. Limited tunability of this laser has been demonstrated with a Littrow prism and has resulted in the observation of a new D′→A′laser transition at 467 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4503-4505
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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