chelate laser

chelate laser

[′kē‚lāt ‚lā·zər]
(optics)
A liquid laser that uses a rare-earth chelate (a metalloorganic compound), with initial excitation taking place within the organic part of the liquid molecule and then transferring to the metallic ions to give lasing action. Also known as rare-earth chelate laser.
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