A method of switching from a nuclear isomeric state to a lasing state is examined. A semi-classical model of laser-electron-nuclear coupling is developed. In it the electrons are treated as free in the external field of the laser, but with initial conditions corresponding to their atomic orbits. Application is made to testing this model in 235U and to the design criteria of a gamma-ray laser.
Jean F Berger,
Morton S Weiss,
"Nuclear Excitation Via The Motion Of Electrons", Proc. SPIE 0875, Short and Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers, (27 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943885; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943885