Metal vapor gain media based on multiphoton dissociation of organometallics

Brian Samoriski, S. Wiedeger, M. Villarica, Joseph Chaiken

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Abstract

We have observed multiphoton induced emission from supersonic nozzle beams of Cr(CO)6 and (C6H6)Cr(CO)3 which is extremely intense and longlived. Certain types of emission lasting many tens of microseconds, which we have definitively assigned as due to transitions originating at a 7D manifold of J levels in neutral chromium atoms, can only be observed using (C6H6)Cr(CO)3 and other arene chromium tricarbonyls. This situation only occurs because of structure dependant intramolecular dynamics in (C6H6)Cr(CO)3 which occur during the multiphoton dissociation and which do not occur during multiphoton dissociation of Cr(CO)6. Taken together; the precise wavelength needed to produce these levels, the very low amount of focussing needed to observe the emission, and the high vapor pressures attainable using organometallics strongly suggest that this discovery could lead to the development of a new class of lasers, optical amplifiers and parametric oscillators. In this case, lasers operating near 465 nm and 1.3 μm may be feasible. The scheme could also be utilized to produce 'metal vapor' type lasers using a wide variety of refractory metal atoms as the basis of the gain media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJin J. Kim, Frank K. Tittel
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages12-18
Number of pages7
Volume1412
StatePublished - 1991
EventGas and Metal Vapor Lasers and Applications -
Duration: Jan 22 1991Jan 23 1991

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OtherGas and Metal Vapor Lasers and Applications
Period1/22/911/23/91

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metal vapors
Organometallics
Vapors
dissociation
Lasers
chromium
Chromium
Parametric oscillators
intramolecular structures
Metals
lasers
supersonic nozzles
Atoms
refractory metals
Refractory metals
Light amplifiers
parametric amplifiers
Vapor pressure
light amplifiers
vapor pressure

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Samoriski, B., Wiedeger, S., Villarica, M., & Chaiken, J. (1991). Metal vapor gain media based on multiphoton dissociation of organometallics. In J. J. Kim, & F. K. Tittel (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1412, pp. 12-18). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.

Metal vapor gain media based on multiphoton dissociation of organometallics. / Samoriski, Brian; Wiedeger, S.; Villarica, M.; Chaiken, Joseph.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / Jin J. Kim; Frank K. Tittel. Vol. 1412 Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, 1991. p. 12-18.

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Samoriski, B, Wiedeger, S, Villarica, M & Chaiken, J 1991, Metal vapor gain media based on multiphoton dissociation of organometallics. in JJ Kim & FK Tittel (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 1412, Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, pp. 12-18, Gas and Metal Vapor Lasers and Applications, 1/22/91.
Samoriski B, Wiedeger S, Villarica M, Chaiken J. Metal vapor gain media based on multiphoton dissociation of organometallics. In Kim JJ, Tittel FK, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 1412. Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering. 1991. p. 12-18
Samoriski, Brian ; Wiedeger, S. ; Villarica, M. ; Chaiken, Joseph. / Metal vapor gain media based on multiphoton dissociation of organometallics. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / Jin J. Kim ; Frank K. Tittel. Vol. 1412 Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, 1991. pp. 12-18
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