### Inelastic Collision Induced by Intense Optical RadiationInelastic Collision Induced by Intense Optical Radiation

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 Author Lidow, D. B. ♦ Falcone, R. W. ♦ Young, J. F. ♦ Harris, S. E. Sponsorship USDOE Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information Content type Text Publisher American Physical Society (APS) Language English
 Subject Keyword Physics (Atomic & Molecular)-Collision Phenomena ♦ Physics Research-Atomic, Molecular & Chemical Physics-Collision Phenomena ♦ CALCIUM- ATOM-ATOM COLLISIONS ♦ STRONTIUM- ATOM-ATOM COLLISIONS ♦ CROSS SECTIONS ♦ ENERGY TRANSFER ♦ INELASTIC SCATTERING ♦ LASER RADIATION ♦ Q- SWITCHING Abstract A large cross section for inelastic collision is induced by an incident laser tuned to the frequency of the interatomic energy defect. We study energy transfer from the Sr 5p $sup 1$Pdegree level to the Ca 4d$sup 1$D level and measure a cross section for inelastic collision of 3x10$sup -16$ cm$sup 2$ at a laser power density of 8.6x10$sup 6$ W/cm$sup 2$ and a wavelength of 6409.0 A. (AIP) ISSN 00319007 Educational Use Research Learning Resource Type Article Publisher Date 1976-03-01 Publisher Department Microwave Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 Publisher Place United States Journal Physical Review Letters Volume Number 36 Issue Number 9 Organization Microwave Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305