Inelastic collision induced by intense optical radiation

D. B. Lidow, R. W. Falcone, J. F. Young, S. E. Harris

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Abstract

A large cross section for inelastic collision is induced by an incident laser tuned to the frequency of the interatomic energy defect. We study energy transfer from the Sr 5p P1 level to the Ca 4dD1 level and measure a cross section for inelastic collision of 3×10-16 cm2 at a laser power density of 8.6×106 W/cm2 and a wavelength of 6409.0.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-464
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume36
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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