THE EXCITATION MECHANISM OF THE HCN FIR LASER

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 dc.creator Skatrud, David D. en_US dc.creator De Lucia, Frank C. en_US dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-15T14:58:29Z dc.date.available 2006-06-15T14:58:29Z dc.date.issued 1985 en_US dc.identifier 1985-WG-4 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/12303 dc.description $^{1}$David D. Skatrud and Frank C. De Lucia, Appl. Phys. B35, 179-193 (1984). en_US dc.description Author Institution: Department of Physics, Duke University; Department of Physics, Duke University en_US dc.description.abstract The post-discharge decay rates of vibrational state populations in a gated cw HCN FIR discharge laser have been measured by millimeter wave rotational absorption techniques. The data, in conjunction with the results of our earlier work on a cw HCN $laser^{1}$, provide a detailed map of the important energy flow pathways in the laser. This makes possible, for the first time, the construction and verification of a simple model for the cw HCN laser excitation and inversion mechanisms. In addition, these data provide the requisite information for the quantification of this model. The resulting predictions, which were obtained with essentially no free parameters, are in excellent agreement with our extensive data set and a substantial body of work reported in the literature. en_US dc.format.extent 87162 bytes dc.format.mimetype image/jpeg dc.language.iso English en_US dc.title THE EXCITATION MECHANISM OF THE HCN FIR LASER en_US dc.type article en_US