Accession Number : ADD000325

Title :   Tunable Off Resonant Optically Pumped Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schlossberg,Howard R ; Fetterman,Harold R ; Waldman,Jerry

Report Date : 10 Sep 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent concerns a tunable off resonant optically pumped laser system in which a high power pulsed laser is used to optically pump a molecular gas having a vibrational absorption band near the laser frequency. The electric field of the pumping laser is at least as great as a predetermined strength so that upon the application of a D.C. electric field on the absorbing gas the resultant submillimeter laser oscillation is capable of being tuned. This can be used in far infrared spectroscopy.

Descriptors :   *Gas lasers, *Submillimeter waves, *Optical pumping, *Tunable lasers, *Patents, Far infrared radiation, Electric fields, Infrared spectroscopy, Infrared lasers

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE