Three-photon Pumped Backwards Lasing in Argon

Arthur Dogariu, Jiabao Li, Richard B. Miles

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We demonstrate backwards lasing in atomic argon directly excited via a three-photon pumping, accompanied by a 6-wave mixing process. Argon lasing in atmospheric air can greatly enhance standoff trace species detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberETu2A.4
JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2015
EventOptics and Photonics for Energy and the Environment, E2 2015 - Suzhou, China
Duration: Nov 2 2015Nov 5 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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