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Lasing in alkali atoms pumped by the dissociation of alkali-rare gas exciplexes (excimers)

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J. D. Readle, C. J. Wagner, J. G. Eden

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)

J. T. Verdeyen, D. L. Carroll

CU Aerospace LLC (USA)

Proc. SPIE 7196, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications III, 71960D (February 19, 2009); doi:10.1117/12.809817
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  • High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications III
  • Steven J. Davis; Michael C. Heaven; J. Thomas Schriempf
  • San Jose, CA | January 24, 2009

abstract

Lasing on the 62P1/2→62S1/2(D1) resonance transition of atomic Cs at 894.3 nm has been demonstrated in mixtures of Ar, ethane, and Cs vapor by the photoexcitation of ground state Cs-Ar collision pairs and subsequent dissociation of diatomic, electronically-excited CsAr molecules (exciplexes or excimers). The blue satellites of the alkali D2 lines provide a pathway for optically pumping atomic alkali lasers on the principal series (resonance) transitions with broad linewidth (>2 nm) semiconductor diode lasers. In this paper we discuss different variations of this new laser system and the experiments of the initial demonstration.

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J. D. Readle ; C. J. Wagner ; J. T. Verdeyen ; D. L. Carroll and J. G. Eden
"Lasing in alkali atoms pumped by the dissociation of alkali-rare gas exciplexes (excimers)", Proc. SPIE 7196, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications III, 71960D (February 19, 2009); doi:10.1117/12.809817; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.809817


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