Remote backwards lasing in air

Arthur Dogariu, James Michael, Marlan O. Scully, Richard B. Miles

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We demonstrate high gain lasing in air from two-photon dissociation of molecular oxygen and simultaneous resonant two-photon pumping of an atomic oxygen fragment. This backwards emission provides a remote laser source for standoff detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2011
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
EventCLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2011 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 1 2011May 6 2011

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherCLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Dogariu, A., Michael, J., Scully, M. O., & Miles, R. B. (2011). Remote backwards lasing in air. In CLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2011 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).