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Experiments on gas-phase optically pumped infrared lasers
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Paper Abstract

Population inversions in small gas-phase molecules are produced by optical pumping of vibrational overtone transitions. Efficient frequency down conversion of the pump radiation is obtained by lasing on the inverted transitions. The performance of the lasers is governed by kinetic relaxation and energy exchange processes. The effect of these processes on the ultimate scalability of this class of laser will be discussed.

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Date Published: 31 March 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2502, Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium, (31 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204957
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Harold C. Miller, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Gordon D. Hager, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2502:
Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium
Willy L. Bohn; Helmut Huegel, Editor(s)

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