Cost Effective, Scalable Optically Pumped Molecular Laser
Final rept. 1 May 2000-28 Jan 2001
DIRECTED ENERGY SOLUTIONS COLORADO SPRINGS CO
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An optically pumped, For laser was demonstrated operating at 4.0 micrometers. This is the first demonstration of an HBr laser by direct optical pumping of the 0 right arrow 3 vibrational overtone band at 1.34 micrometers. An injection locked, temperature tuned Nd YAG laser was used as the optical pump source. Lasing was achieved in a cell of HRr maintained at 100 Torr. potential for scaling to higher pulse energies has been demonstrated. The HBr laser has potential use as a source for infrared countermeasures.
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