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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 031404–

Research on a middle infrared and long infrared dual-band laser

Shengfu Yuan, Wei Luo, Baozhu Yan, and Qianjin Zou  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp. 031404- (2012)


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Abstract

We propose a continuous-wave (CW) middle infrared (MIR) and long infrared (LIR) dual-band laser for the calibration and effect research of infrared detecting and imaging systems. A total output power of 18 W is achieved by the proposed dual-band laser through one DF gain medium module and one parallel placed CO2 gain medium module using a common stable resonator and output mirror with nominal transmissivities of ~5% in the MIR band and ~10% in the LIR band. Spectra of dual-band laser are acquired. The power extracting efficiency of this dual-band laser can be significantly improved, as validated by a single-band test of optimized parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(140.1550) Lasers and laser optics : Chemical lasers
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

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Shengfu Yuan, Wei Luo, Baozhu Yan, and Qianjin Zou, "Research on a middle infrared and long infrared dual-band laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10, 031404- (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-10-3-031404


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