IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics

Issue 6 • June 1977

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 0
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  • Change of editorship

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):369 - 370
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  • CO2laser preamplifier capabilities for low-level 10.6-µm direct-detection receivers

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):371 - 379
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    We examine the potential of CO2laser preamplifiers for sensitivity enhancement in low-level, direct-detection 10.6-μm receivers. For the condition in which a gain-dependent competition exists between the background noise and amplifier spontaneous emission noise (assuming negligible thermal noise), the analysis predicts an optimum useful SNR enhancement of only 6 dB for a blackbody ... View full abstract»

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  • A simple preionized CO2waveguide TE laser with continuous discharge electrodes

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):379 - 380
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    A pulsed CO2waveguide laser with two continuous wall electrodes and a simple excitation circuit has been operated. The TE double discharge is started by a fast preionizing HV pulse and is maintained by a low voltage nonselfsustaining main discharge. View full abstract»

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  • The dispersive modulator - A new concept in optical pulse compression

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):388 - 392
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    A description of a new method of optical pulse compression, named the dispersive modulator, is given. In this device, amplitude modulation and temporal compression of light were achieved by passage through a Stark-modulated, near-resonant dispersive medium. The relationship between the dispersive modulator and the chirp compression scheme is discussed. Experimental results on modulation of 10-_... View full abstract»

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  • An atomic Rydberg state 16-µ laser

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):392 - 396
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    A 16 μ laser operating on the 626-cm-1transition between the6D_{3/2} rightarrow 7P_{1/2}states in potassium vapor has been demonstrated. This laser features an extremely high gain, a favorable branching ratio, and a laser-enhanced cascade process. View full abstract»

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  • Single-mode TEA-CO2injection laser

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):396 - 398
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    Single-mode TEA-CO2laser pulses have been produced on a large number of lines in thePandRbranches of both laser bands by injection into the TEA laser cavity of a few watts of CW power from an independent low-pressure CO2laser. No length stabilization or frequency matching of the two resonators is required. View full abstract»

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  • Stabilized dual-polarization oscillation in a LiNd0.5La0.5P4O12laser

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):398 - 400
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    Stabilized dual-polarization oscillations inc-rod LiNd0.5La0.5P4O12(abbreviated as LNLP) lasers are reported. The dual-polarization oscillation, which means the simultaneous oscillation of orthogonally polarized modes, was obtained by setting the LNLP crystal at suitable positions in the resonator without any optical device. View full abstract»

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  • Continuous 40-W UV laser

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):404 - 405
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    A low-pressure Ar arc discharge (length = 1.7 m, diameter = 12 mm) was used for continuous high-power generation of UV laser lines (lambda = 351.1nm, 363.8 nm). Low-loss mirror coatings and stabilization of the discharge with a magnetic field enabled a maximum output power of 40 W to be achieved from the combined lines. View full abstract»

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  • Quantum counter for far-infrared radiation

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):421 - 424
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    Two types of three-level quantum counters, based on the Bloembergen and the inverted scheme, are discussed with respect to their application for up-conversion of far-infrared (FIR) radiation to visible light. It is reported on a tunable quantum counter of the inverted type: in optically pumped ruby, photons at 29 cm-1are absorbed by the transitionbar{E}(2E View full abstract»

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  • Interaction of two laser fields with a three-level molecular system

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):425 - 434
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    The rate of absorption and emission of radiation is calculated for two laser fields interacting with a homogeneously broadened, three-level molecular system. The time-dependent Schrödinger equation is used in the density matrix formalism and the laser fields are treated classically. The laser fields, at frequencies ωpand ωs, are off resonance by δp View full abstract»

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  • Assignment of laser lines in optically pumped CH3OH

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):435 - 441
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    A number of far-infrared laser emission lines from CH3OH, pumped by a CO2laser, have been assigned to specific energy levels of the rotation-internal rotation spectrum in the first excited CO stretch state. The assignments are based on comparison with the established model for the vibrational ground state, and on criteria concerning internal consistency, polarization, and lin... View full abstract»

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  • A high-power, narrow-linewidth, linearly pumped CH3F oscillator-amplifier system

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):445 - 446
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    We have produced peak pulse powers of ≃0.6 MW at 496 μm, predominantly confined to the transform limited linewidth of 30 MHz. The system employed is a scaled-up version of the previously reported [1] linearly pumped CH3F oscillator-amplifier. View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of collision frequency in high-pressure glow discharges

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):447 - 450
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    We have used far infrared absorption techniques to measure the time resolved electron-neutral collision frequency in pulsed high-pressure glow discharges in nitrogen, helium, and CO2laser mixtures. The equilibrium collision frequency for a constant applied electric field has also been calculated as a function ofE/N, the electric field-to-gas density ratio. The measured and ca... View full abstract»

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  • Diffraction limited CW optically pumped lasers

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):455 - 459
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    The far infrared spectral characteristics of inductive metal mesh dielectric hybrid mirrors were investigated. From experimental and theoretical studies, the mirrors were found to exhibit etalon effects due to the finite Si substrate thickness and to have two separate diffraction conditions. With grid spacinggand substrate index of refractionn, forn^{-1} < g/lambda &l... View full abstract»

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  • An optically pumped submillimeter wavelength regenerative amplifier

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):459 - 461
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    An optically pumped regenerative amplifier has been designed to operate at submillimeter wavelengths using a waveguide cavity resonator and an interferometer coupling arrangement. Amplifier design and experimental measurements of gain are presented. View full abstract»

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  • Stimulated Raman emission in infrared excited gases

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):476 - 481
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    Using the pressure dependence of absorption, absorption coefficients and detunings were measured for CO2pump lines and the strong fat infrared emission in optically pumped D2O. The P (32) CO2line was found to be detuned ∼1.5 GHz from the ν2band transitions6_{6}, 6_{5} rightarrow 5_{5}, 5_{4}. The resulting emission lines at 50.3 ... View full abstract»

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  • Assignments of the high power optically pumped CW laser lines of CH3OH

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):485 - 490
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    Thirteen far IR laser lines in CH3OH, optically pumped by a CO2laser, have been assigned toa- andb-type transitions in ν5CO-stretch band. Identification procedures used were: a frequency match between the CO2pump and CH3OH absorption, frequency match of laser lines and CH3OH ν5transitions, ... View full abstract»

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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 0
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  • High-power operation and scaling behavior of CW optically pumped FIR waveguide lasers

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):491 - 494
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    High-power far infrared (FIR) laser operation at the 10- 100 mW level is described for wavelengths throughout the 40 μm-1.22 mm spectral region. These data correspond to order of magnitude improvements in converting CO2laser energy into FIR laser output. This improved FIR laser performance is attributed to a waveguide laser geometry with reduced losses for the CO2pump an... View full abstract»

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  • Optically pumped FIR lasers: Frequency and power measurements and laser magnetic resonance spectroscopy

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):442 - 444
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    Optically pumped FIR lasers are currently in use in both frequency metrology and laser magnetic resonance spectroscopy programs in the NBS Boulder labs. The laser for use in frequency metrology is a CW 71 μm methyl alcohol waveguide laser with over 100 mW output for frequency synthesis. Another laser with an intracavity absorption cell for laser spectroscopy has been constructed and is nearly... View full abstract»

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  • Transversely excited waveguide HCN laser with UV preionization

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):473 - 475
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    In order to obtain high-power submillimeter-wave pulses, UV preionization was applied to the transverse discharges in HCN-laser gas mixtures. Homogeneous discharges were obtained at pressures up to 1 atm. An increase of laser output and working pressure was achieved for the 337-μm emission. View full abstract»

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  • Design criteria for FIR waveguide laser cavities

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):418 - 421
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (1)
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    The geometrical design parameters of coherently pumped far infrared waveguide laser cavities are analyzed with respect to minimization of pump power losses. The advantages of highly degenerate cavities and off axis displacement of the injection hole are outlined. Relations between the cavity parameters are given which simplify the design of cavities with high pumping efficiency. View full abstract»

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  • Measurement of radial variation of 3.51-µm gain in xenon discharge tubes

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):400 - 403
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    Gain in a dc-excited 3.51-μm xenon-laser amplifier tube has been measured as a function of distance from the center of the discharge tube. At low excitation currents, this gain has a maximum on the axis, while at higher currents it has a local minimum on the axis. At the highest excitation currents reported, the gain coefficient goes negative at the center of the tube, but remains positive ne... View full abstract»

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  • Tunable diode laser spectroscopy of methyl fluoride

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):461 - 465
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    A tunable lead-tin selenide diode laser has been used to measure the infrared absorption spectrum of methyl fluoride in the 9- to 10-μm wavelength region. The absorption lines have been identified in accordance with the symmetric top model. The results obtained with the diode laser measurement techniques employed in this investigation are compared with those of related previous experiments. View full abstract»

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The IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics is dedicated to the publication of manuscripts reporting novel experimental or theoretical results in the broad field of the science and technology of quantum electronics.

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Prof. Hon Ki Tsang
Chinese University of Hong Kong