infrared maser

infrared maser

[¦in·frə¦red ′mā·zər]
(physics)
A laser which emits infrared radiation, especially in the far-infrared region, or which is pumped with radiation at infrared frequencies and emits radiation at millimeter wavelengths.
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So Callahan began publishing titles such as "Solid state organic (pheromone-beeswax) far infrared maser" and "Moth and candle: the candle flame as a sexual mimic of the coded infrared wavelengths from a moth sex scent" in journals like Applied Optics.
Schawlow, jointly published a theory in 1958 on the feasibility of optical and infrared masers, or lasers.

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