Discharge dissociation of Pb halides: pulsed Raman media

L. R. Marshall*, J. A. Piper

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    A low-temperature alternative to the Pb-vapor heat pipe is demonstrated by discharge dissociation of Pb halides. Pb densities of 5 × 1015 atoms/cm3 are generated at ˜550°C, compared with 1000°C in a Pb heat-pipe oven. This density, which is comparable with that required for stimulated Raman scattering of XeCl laser outputs in Pb, generates 455-nm radiation. The feasibility of this approach for generating a new form of Raman medium by using a short-lived dissociated medium, especially in refractory metals such as Ti, is discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1320-1326
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 1992


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