Stimulated emission on the B → X band of the XeF* molecule in the liquid phase at 404 nm was observed following transverse optical pumping at 351 nm. The energy of this emission was measured to be ~ 70 µJ, and the pulse had a FWHM of ~5 nsec. The stimulated-emission spectrum showed considerable narrowing compared with the spontaneous- emission spectrum. The temporal behavior of the 404-nm pulse was investigated, and gain saturation of the lasing medium was observed.
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M. Shahidi, H. Jara, H. Pummer, H. Egger, and C. K. Rhodes, "Optically excited XeF* excimer laser in liquid argon," Opt. Lett. 10, 448-450 (1985)