Rami Arieli: "The Laser Adventure" Chapter 6.1.9 Chemical Laser, page 1
6.1.9 Chemical Laser
The chemical laser is an example of a laser where the pump energy comes from a chemical reaction between two atoms.

The chemical laser is a member of the family of Gas Dynamic Lasers:

The first chemical laser, which was operated in the pulsed mode, was developed in 1965 by J. V. V. Kasper, and G. C. Pimental.

The lasing action of the chemical laser is usually based on vibrational transitions of diatomic molecule.