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Difluoromethane far-infrared lasers: new laser lines and frequency measurements
Author(s): S. C. Zerbetto; Elza C.C. Vasconcellos; L. R. Zink; Kenneth M. Evenson
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Paper Abstract

Difluoromethane (12CH2F2) together with its 13C isotopomer is a well known efficient laser medium for the generation of far-infrared laser lines. Both isotopers have produced nearly 200 laser lines with wavelengths in the range between 95.6 and 1448.1 micrometers . We report here the discovery of 13 new far-IR laser lines from 12CH2F2 and seven new lines from 13CH2F2. MOst of the new lines were pumped by high J-lines of the 9R branch of a cw-CO2 laser. Wavelengths range from 97.6 to 616.18 micrometers . Frequency, pump offset, relative polarization, and relative intensity were measured for most of the new lines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2842, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications III, (18 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262743
Show Author Affiliations
S. C. Zerbetto, Univ. Campinas (Brazil)
Elza C.C. Vasconcellos, Univ. Campinas (Brazil)
L. R. Zink, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Kenneth M. Evenson, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2842:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications III
Mohammed N. Afsar, Editor(s)

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