Murray, G.A. and Smith, A.L.S. (1982) Plasma kinetic effects of nitrogen and hydrogen addition to carbon-monoxide laser discharges. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 15 (11). pp. 2125-2133. ISSN 0022-3727Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The effects of the additive gases nitrogen and hydrogen on the gain, electron density, discharge voltage and positive-ion spectra of the plasmas of room-temperature sealed-off CO-He-Xe gas laser mixtures have been examined. Hydrogen affects the electron kinetics little, but its addition is always detrimental because the vibrationally excited CO is relaxed by V-T collisions. The effect of nitrogen is more complex; there is a beneficial CO-N2 vibrational pumping channel and a detrimental effect due to increased discharge voltage and hence gas heating. It is not a necessary additive for high-power laser operation.
|Keywords:||electric discharges, gas lasers, rotational and vibrational energy transfer, plasmas, Plasma physics. Ionized gases, Surfaces, Coatings and Films, Acoustics and Ultrasonics, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Condensed Matter Physics|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics > Plasma physics. Ionized gases|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||06 May 2010 18:56|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 10:30|