Title

Metal Vapor Lasers - A Review Of Recent Progress

Authors

J J. Kim

Title - Alternative

Opt. Quantum Electron.

Abstract

A brief review of metal vapour lasers is presented with an emphasis on the recent progress made in advancing metal vapour laser technology and applications. It is anticipated that new types of metal vapour lasers will be developed which take advantage of recently observed behaviours of high pressure copper vapour lasers. For example, collisional excitation energy transfer may make it possible to develop efficient single wavelength copper vapour lasers at high pressures. Also, use of new discharge schemes such as high power microwave discharges may significantly advance the metal vapour laser technology. A variety of new applications should also be realized in the years to come.

Publication Title

Optical and Quantum Electronics

Volume

23

Issue/Number

4

Publication Date

1-1-1991

Document Type

Review

Language

English

First Page

S469

Last Page

S476

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1991FH88000002

ISSN

0306-8919

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