Simultaneous cw laser emission has been observed in a He–Ne discharge at 611.8-, 629.3-, 632.8-, 635.1-, 640.1-, and 650.0-nm wavelengths. The output power and the mode spectra have been investigated for various operational conditions. Spontaneous mode locking of the different lines has been observed. The Raman transition (650.0 nm) pumped by the strong intracavity radiation at 632.8 nm has been investigated in detail and its relevance for a secondary multiwavelength standard is discussed.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 12, 1988
Published: September 1, 1989
Peter Franke, Alfred Feitisch, Fritz Riehle, Kegung Zhao, and Jürgen Helmcke, "Simultaneous cw laser emission including a Raman line of a He–Ne laser at six wavelengths in the visible range," Appl. Opt. 28, 3702-3707 (1989)