This paper discusses the spectral features of the amplification of narrow-band radiation of atomic nitrogen in the excimeric media of inert gases, including helium, argon, krypton, and xenon. Appreciable short-wavelength shifts (up to 0.026 nm) are detected in the spectra of the amplified radiation relative to the atomic emission lines of nitrogen that initiate this radiation. The observed shifts exceeded the instrumental resolution of the spectrometer that we used, were determined by the composition of the amplifying medium, and were independent of its excitation parameters under the experimental conditions. An explanation of the observed effect is proposed.
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Original Manuscript: January 10, 2012
Published: August 31, 2012
G. N. Gerasimov, R. Hallin, A. Arnesen, B. E. Krylov, D. I. Stasel’ko, and I. V. Alekseev, "Amplifying the VUV radiation of atomic nitrogen in helium, argon, krypton, and xenon," J. Opt. Technol. 79, 462-469 (2012)