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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2690–2692

Continuous-wave spontaneous lasing in mercury pumped by resonant two-photon absorption

Daniel Kolbe, Martin Scheid, Andreas Koglbauer, and Jochen Walz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2690-2692 (2010)

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We demonstrate the first cw two-photon absorption laser-induced stimulated emission. The 7 1 S 0 6 1 P 1 transition in mercury at a 1014 nm wavelength is used, and selective lasing of different isotopes is observed.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(140.6630) Lasers and laser optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2010
Published: August 6, 2010

Daniel Kolbe, Martin Scheid, Andreas Koglbauer, and Jochen Walz, "Continuous-wave spontaneous lasing in mercury pumped by resonant two-photon absorption," Opt. Lett. 35, 2690-2692 (2010)

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