Lasing action was achieved on the B2Σ+ → X2Σ+ transition of HgBr by dissociating HgBr2 vapor by electron collision in a transverse electric discharge. The lasing wavelengths, consisting of six lines between 502 and 505 nm, are identical with the ones previously measured by excitation through photodissociation.
© 1978 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 23, 1977
Published: March 1, 1978
E. J. Schimitschek and J. E. Celto, "Mercuric bromide dissociation laser in an electric discharge," Opt. Lett. 2, 64-66 (1978)