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Demonstration of a wavelength selected optically pumped HBr laser
Author(s): Wayne Koen; Cobus Jacobs; Christoph Bollig; Hencharl J. Strauss; Lourens L. Botha; M. J. Daniel Esser
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Paper Abstract

A tunable optically pumped HBr laser has been demonstrated for the first time. As pump source for the HBr oscillator, we developed a single-frequency Ho:YLF laser- amplifier system which was locked to the 2064 nm absorption line of HBr. Through the implementation of an intra-cavity diffraction grating, laser oscillation was demonstrated on nineteen molecular transition lines including both the R-branch (3870 nm to 4015 nm) and the P-branch (4070 nm to 4453 nm). The highest output energy for the given input energy was 2.4 mJ at 4133 nm.

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Date Published: 8 November 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8543, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures IX, 85430E (8 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.974710
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Wayne Koen, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa)
Cobus Jacobs, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa)
Christoph Bollig, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa)
Hencharl J. Strauss, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa)
Lourens L. Botha, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa)
M. J. Daniel Esser, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8543:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures IX
David H. Titterton; Mark A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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