Photolytic pumping of the HgCl35(B→X) laser has been demonstrated. Oscillation at 557.6 and 558.4 nm was obtained by irradiating HgCl2 vapor and helium with incoherent Xe*2 emission at 172 nm from an e-beam-excited xenon plasma. Also, by photodissociating HgCl2 with ArCl* (175 nm) fluorescence, the HgCl(B) state radiative lifetime was determined to be 22.2±1.5 ns.
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