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Title: Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16. mu. m laser radiation using gaseous CF/sub 4/

Abstract

Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16 ..mu..m laser radiation using gaseous CF/sub 4/. Laser radiation at 16 ..mu..m has been observed in a cooled static cell containing low pressure CF/sub 4/ optically pumped by an approximately 3 W output power c-w CO/sub 2/ laser. The laser cavity employed was a multiple-pass off-axis-path two spherical mirror ring resonator. Unidirectional CF/sub 4/ laser output power at 615 cm/sup -1/ exceeded 2 mW. Computer calculations indicate that for modest pump powers of about 40 W, approximately 1 W of emitted laser radiation at 16 ..mu..m might be obtained.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5938404
Application Number:
ON: TI85006444
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-048260
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; GAS LASERS; DESIGN; CARBON TETRAFLUORIDE; LASER CAVITIES; LASER MIRRORS; OPTICAL PUMPING; POWER; FLUORINATED ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS; HALOGENATED ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS; LASERS; MIRRORS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; PUMPING; 420300* - Engineering- Lasers- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Telle, J.M. Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16. mu. m laser radiation using gaseous CF/sub 4/. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Telle, J.M. Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16. mu. m laser radiation using gaseous CF/sub 4/. United States.
Telle, J.M. Tue . "Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16. mu. m laser radiation using gaseous CF/sub 4/". United States.
@article{osti_5938404,
title = {Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16. mu. m laser radiation using gaseous CF/sub 4/},
author = {Telle, J.M.},
abstractNote = {Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16 ..mu..m laser radiation using gaseous CF/sub 4/. Laser radiation at 16 ..mu..m has been observed in a cooled static cell containing low pressure CF/sub 4/ optically pumped by an approximately 3 W output power c-w CO/sub 2/ laser. The laser cavity employed was a multiple-pass off-axis-path two spherical mirror ring resonator. Unidirectional CF/sub 4/ laser output power at 615 cm/sup -1/ exceeded 2 mW. Computer calculations indicate that for modest pump powers of about 40 W, approximately 1 W of emitted laser radiation at 16 ..mu..m might be obtained.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {5}
}