optical maser

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n optical maser an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an optical device that produces an intense monochromatic beam of coherent light
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Usage


In news:

Nearly 60 years after the first working maser , three British scientists have devised an optically pumped solid-state maser that operates at room temperature.
Now, nearly 60 years after the first working maser, three British scientists have devised an optically pumped solid-state maser that operates at room temperature ( Nature 488, 353 ).
Nearly 60 years after the first working maser, three British scientists have devised an optically pumped solid-state maser that operates at room temperature .
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In science:

For unsaturated masers, Tb = Tx exp(τmax ) (where τmax is the maser’s optical depth at line center and Tx is the excitation temperature; see Elitzur 1998 for details).
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
These comparisons between observation and theory of OH (1720 MHz) masers have led to the following conclusions: (1) It is likely that OH (1720 MHz) masers are saturated based on their flat R profiles (determined directly and from estimates of maser optical depths; Elitzur 1998).
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
Although common association has been well recognized with optical type-2 and partly obscured type-1 ob jects (e.g., Braatz, Wilson, & Henkel 1997b), disk maser emission is a sharper indicator of (inclination) orientation for nuclear structure than optical classifications are.
Discovery of Candidate H$_2$O Disk Masers in AGN and Estimations of Centripetal Accelerations
The sub ject has a long history, going back to studies of spin-exchange optical pumping and of line shifts in hydrogen masers .
Clock shifts in a Fermi gas interacting with a minority component: a soluble model
Li, “Resonant modes in an optical maser,” P roc.
Modes of Random Lasers
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