Remote Backward-Propagating Water Lasing in Atmospheric Air Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2016 OSA. We demonstrate backwards lasing from atmospheric air humidity. The 656nm stimulated emission is obtained via two-photon excitation of atomic hydrogen created from water dissociation. The hydrogen lasing can be used for standoff optical gas detection.

name of conference

  • CLEO: Applications and Technology

published proceedings

  • Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics

author list (cited authors)

  • Dogariu, A., Chng, T. L., & Miles, R. B.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016 11:11 AM


  • OSA  Publisher