OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 4, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1979
  • pp: 271–273

Recombination lasers in Nd and CO2 laser-produced cadmium plasmas

W. T. Silfvast, L. H. Szeto, and O. R. Wood, II  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 4, Issue 9, pp. 271-273 (1979)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.4.000271


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (363 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

This is the first report of a recombination laser that has been produced in laser-vaporized target material. Input-laser-pulse energies as low as 0.5 mJ at 1.06 μm and 5 mJ at 10.6 μm have resulted in laser oscillation in Cd i at 1.40, 1.43, 1.45, and 1.64 μm in ≈1-cm-radius cadmium plasmas. This laser appears to have the potential for high efficiency. In addition, scaling of this plasma-recombination process to higher-ionization stages should yield short-wavelength lasers.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 10, 1979
Published: September 1, 1979

Citation
W. T. Silfvast, L. H. Szeto, and O. R. Wood, "Recombination lasers in Nd and CO2 laser-produced cadmium plasmas," Opt. Lett. 4, 271-273 (1979)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-4-9-271


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. W. T. Silfvast, L. H. Szeto, O. R. Wood, presented at Tenth International Quantum Electronics Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, May 1978. A short note reporting laser oscillation in Cd ii in a laser-produced cadmium plasma (although not by recombination) was recently published by K. Toyoda, M. Kobiyama, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 15, 2033 (1976); however, to date all attempts by the present authors to reproduce this result have been unsuccessful. [CrossRef]
  2. W. T. Silfvast, L. H. Szeto, O. R. Wood, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 334 (1977). [CrossRef]
  3. C. E. Moore, Atomic Energy Levels: Volume III, Circular of the National Bureau of Standards 467 (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1958), p. 56.
  4. A. S. Tibiloz, Opt. Spectrosc. 19, 463 (1965); A. N. Dubrovin, A. S. Tibiloz, M. K. Shevtsov, Opt. Spectrosc. 32, 685 (1972).
  5. J. M. Green, W. T. Silfvast, O. R. Wood, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 2753 (1977). [CrossRef]
  6. J. F. Ready, Opt. Lett. 2, 130 (1978). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. J. F. Ready, Effects of High Power Laser Radiation (Academic, New York, 1971), p. 194.
  8. Population inversions have been observed in high stages of ionization. See, for example, R. H. Dixon, J. F. Seely, R. C. Elton, Phys. Rev. Lett. 40, 122 (1978). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited