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Title: CO.sub.2 laser

Abstract

The disclosure relates to a pulsed gas laser comprising an optical resonant cavity, a CO.sub.2 lasing medium, structure for containing the CO.sub.2 lasing medium within the optical cavity and a device for causing a population inversion in the lasing medium, with a novel improvement comprising structure for causing a laser pulse comprising a wavelength in the near 14 .mu.m and near 16 .mu.m range. The structure for cooling the CO.sub.2 lasing medium to less than about -40.degree. C as well is a structure for pumping the maximum inversion of CO.sub.2 molecules within the lasing medium by minimizing the population in the 010 level.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862973
Patent Number(s):
4063190
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01S - DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
laser; disclosure; relates; pulsed; gas; comprising; optical; resonant; cavity; lasing; medium; structure; containing; device; causing; population; inversion; novel; improvement; pulse; wavelength; near; 14; 16; range; cooling; -40; degree; pumping; maximum; molecules; minimizing; 010; level; pulsed gas; improvement comprising; optical cavity; laser pulse; disclosure relates; resonant cavity; gas laser; lasing medium; population inversion; optical resonant; laser comprising; comprising structure; /372/

Citation Formats

Rink, John P. CO.sub.2 laser. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Rink, John P. CO.sub.2 laser. United States.
Rink, John P. Sat . "CO.sub.2 laser". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862973.
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abstractNote = {The disclosure relates to a pulsed gas laser comprising an optical resonant cavity, a CO.sub.2 lasing medium, structure for containing the CO.sub.2 lasing medium within the optical cavity and a device for causing a population inversion in the lasing medium, with a novel improvement comprising structure for causing a laser pulse comprising a wavelength in the near 14 .mu.m and near 16 .mu.m range. The structure for cooling the CO.sub.2 lasing medium to less than about -40.degree. C as well is a structure for pumping the maximum inversion of CO.sub.2 molecules within the lasing medium by minimizing the population in the 010 level.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
}

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