High-gain air lasing by multiphoton pumping of atomic species

Arthur Dogariu, Richard Miles

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The possibility of achieving high-gain lasing from a remote location in air opens up numerous opportunities for the development of new concepts. Backward lasing has generated the most interest, since it may provide a high-sensitivity method for the detection of greenhouse gases, gas leakage from pipelines and refineries, pollution, illicit chemical and nuclear processing activities, chemical gas attacks, and the presence of explosives and hazardous materials. Other applications of high-gain air lasing are of significant interest and include “around-the-corner” illumination, clandestine communication, and a local “guide star” for the correction of aero-optical distortion. This chapter presents results of remote lasing in atmospheric pressure air from oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen as well as backward lasing from inert gas species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Optical Sciences
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages25
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Optical Sciences
ISSN (Print)0342-4111
ISSN (Electronic)1556-1534

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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