Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Engineering Physics
Glen P. Perram, PHD
An apparatus to generate continuous wave (CW) lasing at 2.714 µm by Br(2P1/2) atoms produced from photodissociation of IBr was designed, constructed and tested. A frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser firing 8 ns, 850 mJ pulses at 532 nm was used to photodissociate static IBr vapor inside a flow nozzle. The CaF2 windows on either side of the nozzle proved to have a damage threshold below the threshold for lasing. Pulsed lasing in static mode was not observed. Therefore, CW lasing in flow mode, using an Ar+ laser at 488 nm, could not be investigated.
DTIC Accession Number
Smith, Brian A., "A Continuous Wave Atomic Bromine Laser Produced by Photolysis of Iodine Monobromide" (1999). Theses and Dissertations. 5180.