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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 20615–20622

Ho:YLF pumped HBr laser

L R Botha, C Bollig, M J D Esser, R N Campbell, C Jacobs, and D R Preussler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 20615-20622 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.020615


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Abstract

A Ho:YLF laser pumped HBr molecular laser was developed that produced up to 2.5mJ of energy in the 4 micron wavelength region. The Ho:YLF laser was fiber pumped using a commercial Tm:fibre laser. The Ho:YLF laser was operated in a single longitudinal mode via injection seeding with a narrow band diode laser which in turn was locked to one of the HBr transitions. The behavior of the HBr laser was described using a rate equation mathematical model and this was solved numerically. Good agreement both qualitatively and quantitatively between the model and experimental results was obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2009
Published: October 23, 2009

Citation
L R Botha, C Bollig, M J D Esser, R N Campbell, C Jacobs, and D R Preussler, "Ho:YLF pumped HBr laser," Opt. Express 17, 20615-20622 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-22-20615


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