VISIBLE AND UV LASERS: PROBLEMS AND PROMISES.

James Gary Eden, Ralph Burnham, Louis F. Champagne, Terence Donohue, Nicholas Djeu

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Abstract

Research problems and possible application areas are reviewed of the excimer lasers operating in visible and UV parts of spectrum with working media of the rare-gas halides, molecular halogens, and mercury halides. Different ways of pumping are considered - by electron beams, optical pumping, electric discharge pumping. Stimulated Raman scattering, shifting the wavelength, overcoming impeding processes are also among the discussed problems. The most important future applications of the excimers are separating elements from nuclear waste, laser-driven fusion, laser photochemistry, and underwater applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-59
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Spectrum
Volume16
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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