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Gas Lasers

  • Karl F. RenkEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

A gas laser contains atoms or molecules. Stimulated transitions occur in atoms between electronic states and in molecules between rotational, vibrational, or electronic states. We describe various gas discharge lasers: helium–neon laser; metal vapor laser; argon ion laser; excimer laser; nitrogen laser; CO\(_2\) laser; and optically pumped gas lasers.

Keywords

Excimer Laser Vapor Laser Lower Laser Level Electron Collision Copper Vapor Laser 
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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte PhysikUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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