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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 4 — Oct. 1, 1978
  • pp: 144–146

16-μm generation by CO2-pumped rotational Raman scattering in H2

Robert L. Byer and W. R. Trutna  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 144-146 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.3.000144


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Abstract

We have generated 50 mJ of 16.9-μm radiation by stimulated rotational Raman scattering in 3 atm of H2 gas pumped by a CO2 TEA-laser source. Threshold was reached by injection of a few microjoules of 16.9-μm radiation generated by four-wave mixing. We achieved 25% peak power, or 40% peak photon conversion efficiency.

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Original Manuscript: July 5, 1978
Published: October 1, 1978

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Robert L. Byer and W. R. Trutna, "16-μm generation by CO2-pumped rotational Raman scattering in H2," Opt. Lett. 3, 144-146 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-3-4-144


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