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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2014
  • pp: 3563–3566

Optically pumped tunable HBr laser in the mid-infrared region

Wayne Koen, Cobus Jacobs, Christoph Bollig, Hencharl J. Strauss, M. J. Daniel Esser, and Lourens R. Botha  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 12, pp. 3563-3566 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003563


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Abstract

An optically pumped tunable HBr laser has been demonstrated for the first time. The pump source was a single-frequency Ho:YLF laser and amplifier system, which was locked to the 2064 nm absorption line of HBr. Laser oscillation was demonstrated on 19 molecular transition lines, which included both the R-branch (3870–4015 nm) and the P-branch (4070–4453 nm), by the use of an intra-cavity diffraction grating. The highest output energy was 2.4 mJ at 4133 nm.

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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
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.4130) Lasers and laser optics : Molecular gas lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 28, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 2, 2014
Published: June 10, 2014

Citation
Wayne Koen, Cobus Jacobs, Christoph Bollig, Hencharl J. Strauss, M. J. Daniel Esser, and Lourens R. Botha, "Optically pumped tunable HBr laser in the mid-infrared region," Opt. Lett. 39, 3563-3566 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-12-3563

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