Standoff stimulated emission in air

Arthur Dogariu, James B. Michael, Richard B. Miles

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We investigate our recently demonstrated remote air laser by studying the directional backwards and forward emission at 845nm while monitoring the atomic oxygen excitation using a microwave scattering technique. We study the high gain achieved by focusing an UV laser in air in order to produce and excite the oxygen atoms responsible for the stimulated emission, which is strongly dependent on the optical parameters of the pump. The standoff air laser can be used as a remote detector for molecular and atomic species which affect the optical propagation of the pump laser either directly or via optical stimulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies IX
StatePublished - 2012
EventAdvanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies IX - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 26 2012Apr 27 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherAdvanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies IX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Radar REMPI
  • remote detection
  • stimulated emission


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