Accession Number : AD0782000

Title :   Tunable Far Infrared Methyl Fluoride Laser Using Transverse Optical Pumping.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WILLIAMS COLL WILLIAMSTOWN MASS DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Brown,Fielding ; Kronheim,Steven ; Silver,Eric

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Some severe limitations of optically-pumped superradiant FIR lasers (700 MHz line width, ragged pulse shape) may be overcome using transverse optical pumping (TOP). Strong (500 W) lines have been produced in CH3F with linewidth <30 MHz, and cavity tuning has been achieved over a range of 460 MHz at 496 micrometers. Prospects for extending the tuning range and increasing the power are considered. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Optical pumping, *Infrared lasers, *Tunable lasers, Gas lasers, Far infrared radiation

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE