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Published November 1961 | public
Journal Article

On iraser detectors for radiation emitted from diatomic gases and coherent infrared sources

Penner, S. S.


The principles involved in the construction of a detector based on the use of an infrared maser (i.e., an iraser) are described for diatomic molecules. The use of iraser detectors holds promise for increasing detector sensitivity over more conventional detector devices for a selected number of diatomic emitters, namely, for molecules with relatively distant rotational line spacing such as HCl or HF. The iraser device may also be used as a multi-wavelength, coherent infrared source

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© 1961 Pergamon Press Ltd. Received 2 January 1961. Available online 31 July 2002. Consultant; permanent address: Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. The author is indebted to Mr. K. G. Sulzmann for checking the numerical work.

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