A line-tunable CO2 laser system is described producing repeatable pulses with selectable widths from 2 to 60 nsec. High energy contrast ratio (minimum of 10) is achieved in both the P and R branches of the 9- and 10-µm bands making this system a valuable source for photochemical studies.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
A. W. Pasternak, D. J. James, J. A. Nilson, D. K. Evans, Robert D. McAlpine, H. M. Adams, and E. B. Selkirk, "Short-pulse CO2 laser for photochemical studies," Appl. Opt. 20, 3849-3852 (1981)