Simultaneous cw laser oscillation on transitions of Cd+ and I+ in a hollow-cathode He-CdI2 discharge

J. A. Piper*

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Continuous-wave laser oscillation has been obtained on four transitions of Cd+ and eleven transitions of I+ using a hollow-cathode He-CdI2 discharge as active medium. Laser output characteristics are similar for both Cd+ and I+ transitions, and simultaneous cw oscillation has been achieved at wavelengths ranging from blue (4416 Å Cd+) through green ( 5337 5378 Å Cd+, 5407 Å I+), yellow ( 5678 5761 Å I+) and orange (6127 Å I+) to red (6585 Å I+).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-192
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1976

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