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Continuous Wave (CW) Optical Resonance Transfer Lasers (ORTL)
Author(s): John H. S. Wang; Jack Finzi; Philip K. Baily; Kin K. Hui; Gerald W. Holleman
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Paper Abstract

Wavelength-agile, single and multiline laser radiation has been obtained from a subsonic gas flow system which is optically pumped with a multiline chemical laser. This optical resonance transfer laser (ORTL) concept was first demonstrated on the 10.6μm DF/CO2 system in 1976. Since then, several IR laser pumped molecular lasers have been demonstrated. The pump laser is either a CW HF or DF chemical laser. Two classes of ORTL have been developed: inter- and intramolecular ORTLs. The demonstrated intermolecular systems include: 10.6μm DF/CO2, 10.8μm DF/N20, 4.1μm DF/HBr, 3.8μm HF/DF and 3.85μm HF/HCN. The intramolecular ORTLS include 2.9μm HF/HF and 3.9μm DF/DF. Demonstration experiments and the kinetics of ORTL systems will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0270, High Power Lasers and Applications, (15 September 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931742
Show Author Affiliations
John H. S. Wang, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
Jack Finzi, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
Philip K. Baily, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
Kin K. Hui, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
Gerald W. Holleman, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0270:
High Power Lasers and Applications
Charles C. Tang, Editor(s)

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