14 AND 16 Micron, Optically Pumped. Gas Dynamic Co2 Laser.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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This patent describes an electric discharge gas-dynamic laser EDGDL providing laser action in CO2 at 16 microns between the 02 0 and 010 levels as well as between the 10 0 and 01 0 levels at 14 micorns. A 9 micrometers or 10 micrometers saturating pulse equilibrates the 001 level with either the 02 0 or 10 0 level and creates the 14 micrometers or 16 micrometers inversion. Extraction efficiencies of 50 have been achieved. Repetition frequencies of 200HzZ have been achieved using a repetitively Q-switched cavity. Author
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