Plasma Laser Stars

Y.P. Varshni, Univ. of Ottawa

Strong stellar winds can produce plasma recombination lasers. The following outline is a collection of PDF papers which describe the theoretical and observational aspects of the plasma laser star theory (PLAST). Laser action occurs in many different kinds of emission line stars from the very bright Wolf-Rayet stars to the very faint quasars and central stars of planetary nebula. For more information consult the Laser Stars home page.
  1. The Essentials
  2. Theory
  3. Identification of lines
  4. Proper Motions and Distances
  5. Chance coincidences in the redshift identifications
  6. Other redshift matters
  7. Review Article
  8. Thesis
  9. Related topic

Abstracts of papers at meetings

Laser Stars