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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1968
  • pp: 1555–1557

Measurement of the Population Density of the 2E Levels of Cr+3 in Ruby via Excited State Absorption

Arthur N. Rosen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 7, Issue 8, pp. 1555-1557 (1968)

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Absorption of 6328-Å radiation by Cr+3 ions in the 2E level is used to determine the population density of this level in a ruby crystal under optical pumping. This method allows a much more accurate and simple determination of the excited state population than has been available previously.

© 1968 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 7, 1968
Published: August 1, 1968

Arthur N. Rosen, "Measurement of the Population Density of the 2E Levels of Cr+3 in Ruby via Excited State Absorption," Appl. Opt. 7, 1555-1557 (1968)

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