Abstract

The transient behavior of three-level paramagnetic masers is investigated theoretically. Exact solutions to three-level maser rate equations are developed and their significance discussed. The results indicate the possibility of obtaining enhanced maser action at low saturation by pulsed pumping. A new method for the measurement of spin-lattice relaxation times for a three-level maser is proposed. The method, in addition to certain well-known static measurements, requires the observation of the decay of the signal strength when the pumping field is switched off.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Optical and Cross Relaxation Maser Level Populations by Partial Distribution

W. A. Barker and J. D. Keating
Appl. Opt. 1(S1) 86-89 (1962)

Optical and Cross Relaxation Maser Level Populations by Partial Distribution

W. A. Barker and J. D. Keating
Appl. Opt. 1(3) 335-338 (1962)

Gaseous Optical Masers

W. R. Bennett
Appl. Opt. 1(S1) 24-61 (1962)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (35)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription