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Laser Chemistry
Volume 12 (1992), Issue 1-2, Pages 3-12

Chemical Lasers From the Photodissociation of Nitrosyl Halides

Departmento de Química, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid 28049, Spain

Received 1 September 1991; Accepted 15 October 1991

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New NO laser emission from the photodissociation of BrNO has been observed between vib-rotational levels of the ground state of NO, using He and Br2 as buffer gases. Also, from the ClNO photodissociation several new NO vibro-rotational lines have been observed.

The presence of a buffer gas was necessary to observe laser emission from BrNO and ClNO.

The temporal behavior of the NO laser emission from the photodissociation of both nitrosyl halides has been studied.