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A Novel 15.9-Micron Source
Author(s): M. I. Buchwald; C. R. Jones; L. Y. Nelson
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Paper Abstract

Laser emission has been generated in 15ND3 by pumping at 860.4 cm-1. Strong laser action has been observed at 123 cm-1, 109 cm-1 and, with up to 10 millijoules extracted, at 628.1 cm -1. Spectroscopic analysis indicates that the pumping arises from, and the 628.1-cm-1 emission terminates on, the same rotational state. Analysis of the time histories of the three laser emissions as well as studies of laser output energies indicates that 15.9-micron output arises from a 4-wave type process. This system, in addition, clarifies the interpretation of earlier studies of CO2-laser-pumped ammonia lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 1983
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0380, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '83, (7 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934760
Show Author Affiliations
M. I. Buchwald, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
C. R. Jones, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
L. Y. Nelson, Korry Electronics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0380:
Los Alamos Conf on Optics '83
Robert S. McDowell; Susanne C. Stotlar, Editor(s)

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