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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1982
  • pp: 22–24

Radiative-collision laser amplifier in helium–nitrogen

L. W. Downes, S. D. Marcum, R. A. Tilton, and W. E. Wells  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 22-24 (1982)

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Through the use of radiative collisions, sometimes called photon-induced collisions, and the autoionizing properties of N2* (X, υ), a system using He–N2 is presented as a high-efficiency (~15%) ultraviolet laser amplifier when an intense (>1 MW/cm2) photon field, tuned to the transition of interest, is directed into the system. The model is described using rate-equation analysis, and calculations are presented to describe this system.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 14, 1981
Published: January 1, 1982

L. W. Downes, S. D. Marcum, R. A. Tilton, and W. E. Wells, "Radiative-collision laser amplifier in helium–nitrogen," Opt. Lett. 7, 22-24 (1982)

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