8 November 2012 Demonstration of a wavelength selected optically pumped HBr laser
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A tunable optically pumped HBr laser has been demonstrated for the first time. As pump source for the HBr oscillator, we developed a single-frequency Ho:YLF laser- amplifier system which was locked to the 2064 nm absorption line of HBr. Through the implementation of an intra-cavity diffraction grating, laser oscillation was demonstrated on nineteen molecular transition lines including both the R-branch (3870 nm to 4015 nm) and the P-branch (4070 nm to 4453 nm). The highest output energy for the given input energy was 2.4 mJ at 4133 nm.
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Wayne Koen, Wayne Koen, Cobus Jacobs, Cobus Jacobs, Christoph Bollig, Christoph Bollig, Hencharl J. Strauss, Hencharl J. Strauss, Lourens L. Botha, Lourens L. Botha, M. J. Daniel Esser, M. J. Daniel Esser, } "Demonstration of a wavelength selected optically pumped HBr laser", Proc. SPIE 8543, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures IX, 85430E (8 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.974710; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.974710
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