Low-threshold solar-pumped laser using C2F5I

De Young, R. J.; Weaver, W. R.
August 1986
Applied Physics Letters;8/18/1986, Vol. 49 Issue 7, p369
Academic Journal
Solar-pumped lasing was achieved with pentafluoroethyl iodide, C2F5I, a new alkyl-iodide. Output power and energy of 350 mW and 45 mJ were achieved. This lasant was found to have the lowest lasing threshold of any solar-pumped gas laser to date at approximately 100 solar constants. Such low threshold enables the use in space of simple, trough solar collectors.


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