Heavy ion beam pumped lasers

Daniel Murnick, A. Ulrich

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Particle beams with energy per particle ranging from a few keV to greater than 1 GeV have been used to pump gas lasers. Well-focused high energy heavy ion beams have a short range, low range straggling and high specific energy loss which increases with the square of the effective charge. They can be used to pump a small cylindrical volume which can be well-matched to the optical axis of a laser resonator. Results obtained to date are described with both cw and pulsed particle beams; and possible extensions using heavy ion storage rings considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-761
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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