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Title: Ho:YLF pumped HBr laser
Authors: Botha, LR
Bollig, C
Esser, MJD
Campbell, RN
Jacobs, C
Preussler, DR
Keywords: Ho:YLF laser
HBr molecular laser
Mathematical model
Optics express
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Citation: Botha, LR, Bollig, C, Esser, MJD et al. 2009. Ho:YLF pumped HBr laser. Optics Express, Vol. 17(22), pp 20615-20622
Abstract: A Ho:YLF laser pumped HBr molecular laser was developed that produced up to 2.5mJ of energy in the 4 micron wavelength region. The Ho:YLF laser was fiber pumped using a commercial Tm:fibre laser. The Ho:YLF laser was operated in a single longitudinal mode via injection seeding with a narrow band diode laser which in turn was locked to one of the HBr transitions. The behavior of the HBr laser was described using a rate equation mathematical model and this was solved numerically. Good agreement both qualitatively and quantitatively between the model and experimental results was obtained.
Description: Copyright: 2009 Optical Society of America
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3748
ISSN: 1094-4087
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