Lasing without inversion: A new path to gamma-ray laser Academic Article uri icon


  • We show that coherent optical drive of electrons can provide gain at gamma-ray nuclear transitions without the requirement of population inversion due to the hyperfine coupling between electrons and nuclei. This suggests a new path for a solution of one of the most challenging problems in modern physics - realization of a gamma-ray laser. Copyright 1999 by MANK "Haya/Interperiodica".

published proceedings

  • Laser Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Kocharovskaya, O., Kolesov, R., & Rostovtsev, Y.

publication date

  • January 1999