Accession Number:

ADD005840

Title:

14 AND 16 Micron, Optically Pumped. Gas Dynamic Co2 Laser.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1979-01-23

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE