The ZnHg excimer: Optical and kinetic properties

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The optical and collisional properties of the ZnHg excimer have been examined by optically pumping the Zn (41S0→ 43P1) resonance line in Zn-Hg vapor mixtures. The stimulated emission cross-section determined for ZnHg* (2.3 × 10-19 cm2) and the excimer's low rate of quenching by Hg (5.5 × 10-15 cm3 s-1) make it attractive for future energy-storage laser research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-205
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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