Backwards lasing in atmospheric air from argon

Arthur Dogariu, Richard B. Miles

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Abstract

We demonstrate backwards lasing in atmospheric air without the need of molecular dissociation or ionization. Broadband femtosecond three-photon excitation of atmospheric Argon leads to stimulated emission. The air laser can be used for standoffdetection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2018
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2018 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 13 2018May 18 2018

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F92-CLEO_AT 2018

Other

OtherCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period5/13/185/18/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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    Dogariu, A., & Miles, R. B. (2018). Backwards lasing in atmospheric air from argon. In CLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2018 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers; Vol. Part F92-CLEO_AT 2018). OSA - The Optical Society. https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_AT.2018.JTh5B.8