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15 September 1981 Continuous Wave (CW) Optical Resonance Transfer Lasers (ORTL)
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Proceedings Volume 0270, High Power Lasers and Applications; (1981) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.931742
Event: 1981 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
Abstract
Wavelength-agile, single and multiline laser radiation has been obtained from a subsonic gas flow system which is optically pumped with a multiline chemical laser. This optical resonance transfer laser (ORTL) concept was first demonstrated on the 10.6μm DF/CO2 system in 1976. Since then, several IR laser pumped molecular lasers have been demonstrated. The pump laser is either a CW HF or DF chemical laser. Two classes of ORTL have been developed: inter- and intramolecular ORTLs. The demonstrated intermolecular systems include: 10.6μm DF/CO2, 10.8μm DF/N20, 4.1μm DF/HBr, 3.8μm HF/DF and 3.85μm HF/HCN. The intramolecular ORTLS include 2.9μm HF/HF and 3.9μm DF/DF. Demonstration experiments and the kinetics of ORTL systems will be described.
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John H. S. Wang, Jack Finzi, Philip K. Baily, Kin K. Hui, and Gerald W. Holleman "Continuous Wave (CW) Optical Resonance Transfer Lasers (ORTL)", Proc. SPIE 0270, High Power Lasers and Applications, (15 September 1981); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.931742
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