We report what we believe is the first observation of continuous-wave far-infrared laser emission from water vapor and from ammonia optically pumped by a CO laser.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 6, 1996
Published: July 15, 1996
M. Schneider, J. W. C. Johns, and K. M. Evenson, "Far-infrared continuous-wave laser emission from H2O and from NH3 optically pumped by a CO laser," Opt. Lett. 21, 1038-1039 (1996)