Mechanism of Four-Level Laser Action in Solution Excimer and Excited-State Proton-Transfer Cases
Four-level laser energy level schemes are compared from the mechanistic spectroscopic viewpoint: (i) noble-gas excimer, (ii) solution molecular excimer, (iii) conventional dye laser, and (iv) intramolecular proton transfer. The lasing action of the chlorophyll special pair is discussed as an example of a solution excimer laser, and the lasing action of 3-hydroxyflavone and other molecules is discussed as an example of an intramolecular proton-transfer laser.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science
- Pub Date:
- March 1983