Lasing without inversion

  title={Lasing without inversion},
  author={J. Mompart and R. Corbal{\'a}n},
  journal={Journal of Optics B-quantum and Semiclassical Optics},
  • J. Mompart, R. Corbalán
  • Published 2000
  • Physics
  • Journal of Optics B-quantum and Semiclassical Optics
  • This review paper is devoted to amplification and lasing without population inversion involving atomic transitions in gas media. We start by discussing the main motivation in inversionless lasing research, namely, the generation of short-wavelength laser light. Then, we review the basic physics of inversionless lasing in two-level and, eventually, in three- and multilevel atomic configurations. Finally, we summarize the current state of the art of LWI experiments and indicate the main… CONTINUE READING
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