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Continuous-wave CH3F waveguide laser at 496 µm: Theory and experiment

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2 Author(s)
DeTemple, T. ; University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA ; Danielewicz, E.

The kinetic processes controlling the conversion of CO2pump radiation into far-infrared (FIR) radiation in optically pumped waveguide lasers are discussed. It is found that pump saturation and excited-state FIR absorption play major roles in limiting the conversion. Good agreement between theory and experiment was obtained over a wide range of pump powers, gas pressures, and mirror reflectivities. For a well-optimized system, power-conversion efficiencies of 0.2-0.6 percent can be realistically achieved for CH3F.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 1 )