A continuous wave or pulsed laser
in which the excitation and population inversion
of the emitting species result from a chemical reaction. Typical examples are HF
lasers emitting many lines in the IR region.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223
(Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996))
on page 2232
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