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Gas-phase optically pumped infrared lasers
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Paper Abstract

This experimental research program is designed to assess the possibility of using gas-phase optically pumped lasers (OPL) as efficient, frequency-agile mid-infrared sources. The eventual goal will be to incorporate efficient diode lasers into the pumping step, either by direct frequency stabilized diode pumping or by pumping with diode-pumped solid state lasers. In this paper, we discuss experiments on a optically pumped hydrogen fluoride laser. Rotation- vibration transitions in the (2,0) band around 1.3 micrometers are pumped, and lasing is observed on (2,1) band transitions near 2.7 micrometers .

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1871, Intense Laser Beams and Applications, (6 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145204
Show Author Affiliations
Harold C. Miller, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Dan T. Radzykewycz, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Gordon D. Hager, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
William J. Kessler, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Steven J. Davis, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1871:
Intense Laser Beams and Applications
William E. McDermott, Editor(s)

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