dc.creator Sutton, D. G. en_US dc.creator Burak, I. en_US dc.creator Steinfeld, J. I. en_US dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-15T13:22:53Z dc.date.available 2006-06-15T13:22:53Z dc.date.issued 1970 en_US dc.identifier 1970-Y-3 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/8610 dc.description $^{2}$I. Burak, J. I. Steinfeld and D. G. Sutton, J. Quant. Spectroscopy and Rad. Transfer 9, 959 (1969)."" en_US dc.description Author Institution: Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US dc.description.abstract The transmission of high-power infrared pulses from a Q-switched $CO_{2}$ laser through $SF_{6}$ and $SF_{6}$-buffer gas mixtures has been studied under conditions where coherent effects are negligible. The results indicate that the rotational relaxation rates of the directly pumped levels determine the response of the system under the conditions studied. A four-state model which predicts the saturation behavior of $SF_{6}$ under low-power (less than 100 watts/$cm^{2}$) c-w $irradiation^{1}$ has been adapted for the computation of transmitted pulse shapes. Cross sections for rotation-translation energy transfer can be extracted with the aid of this model. These results have implications for the understanding of passive Q-switching in molecular lasers. en_US dc.format.extent 83483 bytes dc.format.mimetype image/jpeg dc.language.iso English en_US dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US dc.title THE TRANSMISSION OF HIGH-POWER INFRARED PULSES THROUGH $SF_{6}$ en_US dc.type article en_US
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