Gas Lasers

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


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; CO2 laser; optically pumped gas lasers.


Excimer Laser Lower Laser Level Lower Excited State Copper Vapor Laser Neon Laser 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte PhysikUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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