A Review of Recent Experiments and Calculations Relevant to the Kinetics of the HF Laser

Gerald Manke, Gordon Hager
2002 33rd Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference   unpublished
An abbreviated review of rate coefficients relevant to HFI laser kinetics modeling is presented. The literature has been surveyed from the last published review in 1983 to the present. Updated HF Einstein emission coefficients are tabulated. This brief summary of a more detailed review addresses rate coefficients relevant to HIF generation, reactive quenching, self-relaxation, and vibrational relaxation by a selection of atoms and molecules. In addition, a review of recent experiments and
more » ... periments and theoretical calculations relevant to the role of rotational non-equilibrium in HF lasers is presented. A list of recommended temperature dependent expressions for critical reaction rate coefficients is given.
doi:10.2514/6.2002-2219 fatcat:e5mjx7cul5bxdpgstjxbscimh4