Lasing on the Lithium Resonance Line at 670.7 nm

D. E. Johnson, J. G. Eden

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Stimulated emission is observed on the 2p2p1/2,3→2s2S1/2 resonance transition of Li at 670.7 nm when lithium iodide (Lil) is photodissociated with the output from an ArF laser (λ= 193 nm). Minimizing sodium iodide (NaI) as an impurity is crucial and the laser lifetime (several hours) appears to be limited by reaction of LiI with the walls of the quartz cell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1482-1485
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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