Compact room-temperature metal vapor laser

Anders, A. K.; Harvey, E. C.; Tobin, R. C.
October 1986
Applied Physics Letters;10/13/1986, Vol. 49 Issue 15, p923
Academic Journal
Laser emission is obtained at room temperature on the copper I (510.6 and 578.2 nm) and gold I (627.8 nm) transitions from a compact device in which the metal vapor is produced by sputtering in the presence of a rapid flow of noble gas. Peak powers of 1 kW and 250 W are obtained for copper I and gold I, respectively.


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