Vibrational population distribution in RF excited CO laser discharges

G. N. Pearson, D. R. Hall

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We report relative vibrational population distributions calculated from the intensity distribution of the side-light spontaneous emission from RF excited CO laser discharges operating sealed-off with coolant at near ambient temperatures. The influences of xenon on CO2 formation and the CO partial inversion have been investigated and the calculated population ratios have been used to explain the intervibrational level variation of the observed laser transitions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1102-1106
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1989


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