CW laser oscillation on transitions of As+ in He-AsH3 gas discharges

J. A. Piper*

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Operation of a cw arsenic ion (As+) laser using the gaseous arsenic trihydride, AsH3, as a free arsenic donor in hollow-cathode He-AsH3 discharges is reported. Optimum conditions of the gas mixture are set by simple gas handling techniques at room temperature. Laser performance compares favourably with that obtained with the He-As laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-376
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1979


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