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Frequency-tunable single-line pulsed first-overtone carbon monoxide laser
Author(s): Nikolai G. Basov; Gordon D. Hager; Andrei A. Ionin; Andrei A. Kotkov; Alexander K. Kurnosov; John E. McCord; Anatoly P. Napartovich; Leonid V. Seleznev; Nikolay G. Turkin
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Paper Abstract

Tunable single-line first-overtone (FO) CO lasing on wavelengths from 2.7 up to 4.2 micrometer corresponding to overtone vibrational transitions from 13 yields 11 up to 38 yields 36 on 413 ro-vibrational lines was experimentally obtained. A parametric study of energetic and spectral characteristics of the single-line FO CO laser was carried out. Energy distribution over ro-vibrational lines was measured. The maximum specific output energy (SOE) came up to approximately 3 J/l Amagat, with single-line output efficiency being up to 0.6%. For the first time, a multi-quantum theoretical model was used to describe the tunable single-line FO CO laser. This multi-quantum approach demonstrated better agreement between theoretical calculations and observed experimental data for laser output as a function of vibrational quantum numbers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3889, Advanced High-Power Lasers, (3 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.380920
Show Author Affiliations
Nikolai G. Basov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Gordon D. Hager, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Andrei A. Ionin, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Andrei A. Kotkov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Alexander K. Kurnosov, Troitsk Institute of Innovation and Fusion Research (Russia)
John E. McCord, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Anatoly P. Napartovich, Troitsk Institute of Innovation and Fusion Research (Russia)
Leonid V. Seleznev, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Nikolay G. Turkin, Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3889:
Advanced High-Power Lasers
Marek Osinski; Howard T. Powell; Koichi Toyoda, Editor(s)

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