Efficient operation of an atomic thallium photodissociation laser at 535.0 nm

D. A. Scott*, J. A. Piper

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Results of experiments investigating the influence of resonance radiation trapping on the power and efficiency of the atomic thallium photodissociation laser are reported. Transverse pumping of a thallium iodide cell with added free metallic thallium has enabled conversion efficiencies from the ArF laser pump beam of greater than 7% to be achieved on a single Tl laser transition at λ 535.0 nm. Collisional deexcitation of the 72S1/2 upper laser level imposes a limit on the TlI densities which can be employed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5426-5428
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1981


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