Visible Cooperative Emission in Incoherently Excited Copper Vapor

  • T. W. Karras
  • R. S. Anderson
  • B. G. Bricks
  • C. E. Anderson


It is suggested that optical emissions from copper vapor excited by a pulsed electrical discharge are caused by cooperative emission. Pulse shape evolution and several quantitative comparisons support this conclusion.


Pulse Shape Optical Pulse Copper Vapor Laser Copper Vapor Pulse Electrical Discharge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. W. Karras
    • 1
  • R. S. Anderson
    • 1
  • B. G. Bricks
    • 1
  • C. E. Anderson
    • 1
  1. 1.Space Sciences LaboratoryGeneral Electric CompanyKing of PrussiaUSA

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