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Title: Resonantly enhanced four-wave mixing

Abstract

A method and apparatus for achieving large susceptibilities and long interaction lengths in the generation of new wavelengths in the infrared spectral region. A process of resonantly enhanced four-wave mixing is employed, utilizing existing laser sources, such as the CO.sub.2 laser, to irradiate a gaseous media. The gaseous media, comprising NH.sub.3, CH.sub.3 F, D.sub.2, HCl, HF, CO, and H.sub.2 or some combination thereof, are of particular interest since they are capable of providing high repetition rate operation at high flux densities where crystal damage problems become a limitation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Santa Fe, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863112
Patent Number(s):
4095121
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02F - DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
resonantly; enhanced; four-wave; mixing; method; apparatus; achieving; susceptibilities; interaction; lengths; generation; wavelengths; infrared; spectral; region; process; employed; utilizing; existing; laser; sources; irradiate; gaseous; media; comprising; nh; hcl; hf; combination; particular; capable; providing; repetition; rate; operation; flux; densities; crystal; damage; limitation; four-wave mixing; gaseous media; repetition rate; laser source; rate operation; spectral region; resonantly enhanced; infrared spectral; flux densities; wave mixing; interaction length; enhanced four-wave; laser sources; /359/

Citation Formats

Begley, Richard F, and Kurnit, Norman A. Resonantly enhanced four-wave mixing. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Begley, Richard F, & Kurnit, Norman A. Resonantly enhanced four-wave mixing. United States.
Begley, Richard F, and Kurnit, Norman A. Sun . "Resonantly enhanced four-wave mixing". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863112.
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author = {Begley, Richard F and Kurnit, Norman A},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for achieving large susceptibilities and long interaction lengths in the generation of new wavelengths in the infrared spectral region. A process of resonantly enhanced four-wave mixing is employed, utilizing existing laser sources, such as the CO.sub.2 laser, to irradiate a gaseous media. The gaseous media, comprising NH.sub.3, CH.sub.3 F, D.sub.2, HCl, HF, CO, and H.sub.2 or some combination thereof, are of particular interest since they are capable of providing high repetition rate operation at high flux densities where crystal damage problems become a limitation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
}

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