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Two-laser sequential pumping of far-infrared molecular laser
Author(s): Maki Tachikawa; Kenneth M. Evenson
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a technique of achieving continuous-wave far-IR lasing in NH3 using a line-tunable mid-IR NH3 laser which is optically pumped by a CO2 laser. In the sequential pumping, a number of far-IR laser lines is obtainable from a single CO2 laser pump line. Continuous-wave laser action on 10 far-IR lines of 15NH3, including 4 new ones, has been observed in the wavelength range from 60 to 400 micrometers .

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2842, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications III, (18 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262746
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Maki Tachikawa, 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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