Accession Number : ADA326817

Title :   Proceedings of the 1st International Gamma-Ray Laser Workshop (GARLAS '96), Predeal, Romania, 19-23 August 1995.

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE OF ATOMIC PHYSICS BUCHAREST (ROMANIA)

PDF Url : ADA326817

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 480

Abstract : The development of a gamma-ray laser has stood as a formidable challenge to science and scientists for more than thirty years. In that time visible lasers have become commonplace in everyday life, appearing in science, surgery, supermarket and, through the compact disc, sound. No less remarkable has been the march toward ever increasing photon energies, now reaching soft X-rays. Still, the ultimate goal of the coherent production of gamma-rays remains unfulfilled, despite the recognition of its promise so early after the invention of the ruby laser. The strongly interdisciplinary nature of the problem requires a fusion of concepts from traditionally unrelated fields like quantum electronics and nuclear physics and this has provided both the challenge and the attraction. From this intriguing combination it is understandable that for many the gamma-ray laser has become more than just a topic of research, but instead of life-long goal.

Descriptors :   *LASERS, *GAMMA RAYS, *RUBY LASERS, PRODUCTION, ENERGY, COHERENCE, SOFT X RAYS, PHOTONS, QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, COMPACT DISKS, NUCLEAR PHYSICS, RUMANIA.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE