Lasing in Cs at 894.3nm pumped by the dissociation of CsAr excimers

J. D. Readle, C. J. Wagner, J. T. Verdeyen, D. A. Carroll, J. G. Eden

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Abstract

Lasing on the 62P1/2→62S 1/2 (D1) resonance transition of atomic Cs at 894.3nm has been realised in mixtures of Ar, ethane, and Cs vapour by the photoexcitation of ground state Cs-Ar collision pairs and subsequent dissociation of diatomic, electronically-excited CsAr molecules (excimers). The blue satellites of the alkali D2 lines provide a pathway for optically pumping atomic alkali lasers on the principal series (resonance) transitions with broad linewidth (≳2nm) semiconductor diode lasers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1466-1467
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume44
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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