Accession Number : AD0771482

Title :   Low-Threshold, CW Submillimeter and Millimeter Wave Laser Action in CO2 Laser-Pumped C2H4F2, C2H2F2, and CH3OH.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Feb-May 73,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Hodges,Dean T. ; Reel,Richard D. ; Barker,Daniel H.

Report Date : 23 NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : CW laser action between 40.7 micrometers and 1.02 mm is described in 1, 1 difluoroethane, 1, 1 difluoroethylene, and methyl alcohol optically pumped by a CO2 laser. Far infrared radiation (FIR) laser threshold was achieved for CO2 pump powers of typically 1 to 2 watts, and FIR laser output powers of several milliwatts were observed on the stronger lines. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Infrared lasers, *Halogenated hydrocarbons, Continuous waves, Threshold effects, Far infrared radiation, Fluorine compounds, Optical pumping, Carbon dioxide lasers, Transitions, Emission spectra

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE