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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering