The gain of the Λ-doublet terms in the 0—0 UV laser band of N2 is calculated through an excitation model assuming low energy electron impact with ground state molecules. The results are used to explain the observation of the Λ doubling for axial and transverse discharge lasers.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 11, 1988
Published: September 1, 1989
Lucia Scaffardi, Daniel Schinca, and Jorge O. Tocho, "Excitation mechanism for the Λ doubling in the 0—0 UV laser band of N2," Appl. Opt. 28, 3698-3701 (1989)