Remote Backward-Propagating Water Lasing in Atmospheric Air

Arthur Dogariu, Tat Loon Chng, Richard B. Miles

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We demonstrate backwards lasing from atmospheric air humidity. The 656nm stimulated emission is obtained via two-photon excitation of atomic hydrogen created from water dissociation. The hydrogen lasing can be used for standoff optical gas detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberAW4K.5
JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2016
EventCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO AT 2016 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2016Jun 10 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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