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Chemical Lasers

  • Avinoam Ben-Shaul
  • Yehuda Haas
  • Raphael D. Levine
  • Karl Ludwig Kompa
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 10)

Abstract

Chemical lasers are defined as lasers in which population inversion results from a chemical reaction. This broad definition refers to a variety of pumping processes involving, for example, exoergic reactive collisions, photolytic or electron impact-induced bond rupture, and collisional energy transfer from one chemical species to another.

Keywords

Population Inversion Flash Photolysis Gain Coefficient Rotational Relaxation Chemical Laser 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avinoam Ben-Shaul
    • 1
  • Yehuda Haas
    • 1
  • Raphael D. Levine
    • 1
  • Karl Ludwig Kompa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physical ChemistryThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für LaserforschungGarchingFed. Rep. of Germany

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