The population mechanism in the Ångstrom system of a CO pulsed laser are studied through analysis of the rotational intensities distribution of the emitted bands. The observed spectra were simulated by using a simple excitation model. The results suggest that, apart from electron impact, there is a strong radiative contribution of the VUV 4+ system to the gain of the visible emission through a selective depletion of the lower laser level.
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D. Schinca, L. Scaffardi, and J. O. Tocho, "Population mechanisms in visible carbon monoxide pulsed lasers," Appl. Opt. 25, 102-106 (1986)