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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1946–1951

Molecular C2H2 and HCN lasers pumped by an optical parametric oscillator in the 1.5-μm band

A.V.V. Nampoothiri, A Ratanavis, N. Campbell, and W. Rudolph  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 1946-1951 (2010)

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Lasing of HCN and C2H2 in the 3-micron region was demonstrated with a ns pump emitting in the telecommunication C band (1.5 micron region). The observed laser lines correspond to transitions from the terminal pump vibration-rotation state to a combination vibrational state.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.4130) Lasers and laser optics : Molecular gas lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2010
Published: January 15, 2010

A.V.V. Nampoothiri, A Ratanavis, N. Campbell, and W. Rudolph, "Molecular C2H2 and HCN lasers pumped by an optical parametric oscillator in the 1.5-μm band," Opt. Express 18, 1946-1951 (2010)

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