Chemically pumped visible-wavelength laser with high optical gain

Benard, D.J.; Boehmer, E.
September 1994
Applied Physics Letters;9/12/1994, Vol. 65 Issue 11, p1340
Academic Journal
Presents a pulsed carbon dioxide laser generating a transient gain medium capable of supporting laser oscillation at 433 nanometer in an optical cavity. Difficulty in the nitrogen fluoride/boron hydride (NF/BH) laser concept; Impact of high metastable densities on the rate of NF self-annihilation; Achievement of adequate concentration of BH radicals.


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