The overview summarizes past and present research on short-wavelength chemical lasers (SWCL) with special emphasis on recent advances in the field. Guidelines for developing SWCL and the most promising candidates are presented. It is concluded that premixed, pulsed chemical lasers may have some inherent advantages over their continuous-wave counterparts for operating a long sought after viable SWCL.
Salman Rosenwaks, Salman Rosenwaks,
"Search for short-wavelength chemical lasers: an overview", Proc. SPIE 1810, 9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (4 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144641; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.144641