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Thermally pumped LASER or MASER?

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Posted by Ed Earl Ross on April 23, 2006, 10:29 pm
Does anyone know if there exists as a LASER or MASER in which
thermally excited atoms lase? If so, at what temperature?

Posted by m-cbrown on April 27, 2006, 1:07 am
opto-thermoionic referigeration systems if I remember correctly
operateate in the 600C range.  I might be wrong but I remember reading
a paper a couple of years ago that described what was basically a
reverse solar panel.  The thermoionic effect forces electrons in doped
silicon into higher energy confermation and the silicon dumps the
energy by giving off a photon.


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