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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 cw 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:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865921
Patent Number(s):
4599726
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (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
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; method; generating; continuous; wave; 16; laser; radiation; gaseous; cf; observed; cooled; static; cell; containing; pressure; optically; pumped; approximately; output; power; cw; cavity; employed; multiple-pass; off-axis-path; spherical; mirror; resonator; unidirectional; 615; cm; -1; exceeded; mw; computer; calculations; indicate; modest; pump; powers; 40; emitted; obtained; laser output; continuous wave; laser cavity; laser radiation; output power; cell containing; spherical mirror; optically pumped; pump power; generating continuous; gaseous cf; optically pump; cell contain; /372/

Citation Formats

Telle, John M. Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16 .mu.m laser radiation using gaseous CF.sub.4. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Telle, John M. Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16 .mu.m laser radiation using gaseous CF.sub.4. United States.
Telle, John M. Wed . "Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16 .mu.m laser radiation using gaseous CF.sub.4". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865921.
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title = {Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16 .mu.m laser radiation using gaseous CF.sub.4},
author = {Telle, John 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 cw 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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