A chemical CO laser

Ming-Chang Lin*, S. H. Bauer

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Stimulated emissions have been observed following pulsed electrical discharges in mixtures of C3O2 and O2 with or without He, as a diluent. These emission range from 5.2 to 5.6 μm, and thus correspond approximately to Δν = 11 → 10 to Δν = 7 → 6. The mechanism for lasing action is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-225
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - 15 Oct 1970


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