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The first metal hydride photodissociation lasers are reported. A room‐temperature segmented discharge technique was used for metal hydride production. Laser operation was demonstrated for Al at 3962 Å and for In at 4102 and 4511 Å. A proposed inversion mechanism for these lasers and the prospects for additional metal hydride dissociation lasers are discussed.