Accession Number : ADD004404

Title :   In Cavity Pumping for Infrared Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Barry,James D ; Brandelik,Joseph E

Report Date : 20 Sep 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A far infrared laser having a CO2 laser gas cell located in the same optical cavity as the far infrared cell. The CO2 gas is made to flow through the CO2 cell within the laser cavity and the far infrared gas is made to flow in the far infrared cell within the laser cavity. The current is supplied between a pair of electrodes in the CO2 cell to excite the CO2 gas. The far infrared molecules are pumped by optical energy transfer from the CO2 laser radiation. The infrared radiation is removed by an aperture in one of the mirrors and a far infrared transparent window. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Carbon dioxide lasers, *Laser cavities, *Laser pumping, *Infrared lasers, Far infrared radiation, Mirrors, Infrared windows

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE