Abstract

Trifluoromethyl iodide, CF3I, has been shown to be an efficient optical filter for TEA CO2 laser pumped several mid IR molecular lasers. Its absorption characteristics and effectiveness of filtering capacity were examined using a pump TEA CO2 laser and a 12.08-μm NH3 laser.

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  1. R. G. Harrison, P. K. Gupta, “Optically Pumped Mid-Infrared Molecular Gas Lasers,” Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Vol. 7, K. J. Button, Ed. (Academic, New York, 1983), pp. 43–118.
  2. J. J. Tiee, C. Wittig, “Optically Pumped Molecular Lasers in the 11–17 μm Region,” J. Appl. Phys. 49, 61–64 (1978).
    [CrossRef]
  3. M. Cavaioli, G. Salvetti, “Tuning Characteristics of an Optically Pumped CF4 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 42, 431–436 (1982).
    [CrossRef]
  4. T. Y. Chang, J. D. McGee, “Laser Action at 12.812 μm in Optically Pumped NH3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 526–528 (1976).
    [CrossRef]
  5. H. Tashiro, K. Suzuki, K. Toyoda, S. Namba, “Wide Range Line-Tunable Oscillation of an Optically Pumped NH3 Laser,” Appl. Phys. 21, 237–240 (1980).
    [CrossRef]
  6. T. A. Znotins, J. Reid, B. K. Garside, E. A. Ballik, “12-μm NH3 Laser Pumped by a Sequence CO2 Laser,” Opt. Lett. 5, 528–530 (1980).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. H. N. Rutt, J. M. Green, “Optically Pumped Laser Action in Dideuteroacetylene,” Opt. Commun. 26, 422–426 (1978).
    [CrossRef]
  8. B. Walker, G. W. Chantry, D. G. Moss, “A Compact, High Efficiency, Optically-Pumped NH3 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 23, 8–10 (1977).
    [CrossRef]
  9. K. Midorikawa, I. Matsuida, T. Nakazawa, M. Obara, T. Fujioka, “CCl2F2 Optical Filter for a TEA CO2–Laser-Pumped NH3 Laser,” Opt. Lett. 6, 177–178 (1981).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. C. Rolland, J. Reid, B. K. Garside, “Line-Tunable Oscillation of a cw NH3 Laser from 10.7 to 13.3 μm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 380–382 (1984).
    [CrossRef]
  11. R. S. Karve, S. K. Sarkar, K. V. S. RamaRao, J. P. Mittal, “Sensitized Multiphoton Dissociation of UF6 in SF6-UF6 Mixtures by a TEA-CO2 Laser,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 78, 273–276 (1981).
    [CrossRef]

1984 (1)

C. Rolland, J. Reid, B. K. Garside, “Line-Tunable Oscillation of a cw NH3 Laser from 10.7 to 13.3 μm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 380–382 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1982 (1)

M. Cavaioli, G. Salvetti, “Tuning Characteristics of an Optically Pumped CF4 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 42, 431–436 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1981 (2)

K. Midorikawa, I. Matsuida, T. Nakazawa, M. Obara, T. Fujioka, “CCl2F2 Optical Filter for a TEA CO2–Laser-Pumped NH3 Laser,” Opt. Lett. 6, 177–178 (1981).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. S. Karve, S. K. Sarkar, K. V. S. RamaRao, J. P. Mittal, “Sensitized Multiphoton Dissociation of UF6 in SF6-UF6 Mixtures by a TEA-CO2 Laser,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 78, 273–276 (1981).
[CrossRef]

1980 (2)

H. Tashiro, K. Suzuki, K. Toyoda, S. Namba, “Wide Range Line-Tunable Oscillation of an Optically Pumped NH3 Laser,” Appl. Phys. 21, 237–240 (1980).
[CrossRef]

T. A. Znotins, J. Reid, B. K. Garside, E. A. Ballik, “12-μm NH3 Laser Pumped by a Sequence CO2 Laser,” Opt. Lett. 5, 528–530 (1980).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1978 (2)

H. N. Rutt, J. M. Green, “Optically Pumped Laser Action in Dideuteroacetylene,” Opt. Commun. 26, 422–426 (1978).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Tiee, C. Wittig, “Optically Pumped Molecular Lasers in the 11–17 μm Region,” J. Appl. Phys. 49, 61–64 (1978).
[CrossRef]

1977 (1)

B. Walker, G. W. Chantry, D. G. Moss, “A Compact, High Efficiency, Optically-Pumped NH3 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 23, 8–10 (1977).
[CrossRef]

1976 (1)

T. Y. Chang, J. D. McGee, “Laser Action at 12.812 μm in Optically Pumped NH3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 526–528 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Ballik, E. A.

Cavaioli, M.

M. Cavaioli, G. Salvetti, “Tuning Characteristics of an Optically Pumped CF4 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 42, 431–436 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Chang, T. Y.

T. Y. Chang, J. D. McGee, “Laser Action at 12.812 μm in Optically Pumped NH3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 526–528 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Chantry, G. W.

B. Walker, G. W. Chantry, D. G. Moss, “A Compact, High Efficiency, Optically-Pumped NH3 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 23, 8–10 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Fujioka, T.

Garside, B. K.

C. Rolland, J. Reid, B. K. Garside, “Line-Tunable Oscillation of a cw NH3 Laser from 10.7 to 13.3 μm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 380–382 (1984).
[CrossRef]

T. A. Znotins, J. Reid, B. K. Garside, E. A. Ballik, “12-μm NH3 Laser Pumped by a Sequence CO2 Laser,” Opt. Lett. 5, 528–530 (1980).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Green, J. M.

H. N. Rutt, J. M. Green, “Optically Pumped Laser Action in Dideuteroacetylene,” Opt. Commun. 26, 422–426 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Gupta, P. K.

R. G. Harrison, P. K. Gupta, “Optically Pumped Mid-Infrared Molecular Gas Lasers,” Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Vol. 7, K. J. Button, Ed. (Academic, New York, 1983), pp. 43–118.

Harrison, R. G.

R. G. Harrison, P. K. Gupta, “Optically Pumped Mid-Infrared Molecular Gas Lasers,” Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Vol. 7, K. J. Button, Ed. (Academic, New York, 1983), pp. 43–118.

Karve, R. S.

R. S. Karve, S. K. Sarkar, K. V. S. RamaRao, J. P. Mittal, “Sensitized Multiphoton Dissociation of UF6 in SF6-UF6 Mixtures by a TEA-CO2 Laser,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 78, 273–276 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Matsuida, I.

McGee, J. D.

T. Y. Chang, J. D. McGee, “Laser Action at 12.812 μm in Optically Pumped NH3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 526–528 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Midorikawa, K.

Mittal, J. P.

R. S. Karve, S. K. Sarkar, K. V. S. RamaRao, J. P. Mittal, “Sensitized Multiphoton Dissociation of UF6 in SF6-UF6 Mixtures by a TEA-CO2 Laser,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 78, 273–276 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Moss, D. G.

B. Walker, G. W. Chantry, D. G. Moss, “A Compact, High Efficiency, Optically-Pumped NH3 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 23, 8–10 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Nakazawa, T.

Namba, S.

H. Tashiro, K. Suzuki, K. Toyoda, S. Namba, “Wide Range Line-Tunable Oscillation of an Optically Pumped NH3 Laser,” Appl. Phys. 21, 237–240 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Obara, M.

RamaRao, K. V. S.

R. S. Karve, S. K. Sarkar, K. V. S. RamaRao, J. P. Mittal, “Sensitized Multiphoton Dissociation of UF6 in SF6-UF6 Mixtures by a TEA-CO2 Laser,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 78, 273–276 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Reid, J.

C. Rolland, J. Reid, B. K. Garside, “Line-Tunable Oscillation of a cw NH3 Laser from 10.7 to 13.3 μm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 380–382 (1984).
[CrossRef]

T. A. Znotins, J. Reid, B. K. Garside, E. A. Ballik, “12-μm NH3 Laser Pumped by a Sequence CO2 Laser,” Opt. Lett. 5, 528–530 (1980).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rolland, C.

C. Rolland, J. Reid, B. K. Garside, “Line-Tunable Oscillation of a cw NH3 Laser from 10.7 to 13.3 μm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 380–382 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Rutt, H. N.

H. N. Rutt, J. M. Green, “Optically Pumped Laser Action in Dideuteroacetylene,” Opt. Commun. 26, 422–426 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Salvetti, G.

M. Cavaioli, G. Salvetti, “Tuning Characteristics of an Optically Pumped CF4 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 42, 431–436 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Sarkar, S. K.

R. S. Karve, S. K. Sarkar, K. V. S. RamaRao, J. P. Mittal, “Sensitized Multiphoton Dissociation of UF6 in SF6-UF6 Mixtures by a TEA-CO2 Laser,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 78, 273–276 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Suzuki, K.

H. Tashiro, K. Suzuki, K. Toyoda, S. Namba, “Wide Range Line-Tunable Oscillation of an Optically Pumped NH3 Laser,” Appl. Phys. 21, 237–240 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Tashiro, H.

H. Tashiro, K. Suzuki, K. Toyoda, S. Namba, “Wide Range Line-Tunable Oscillation of an Optically Pumped NH3 Laser,” Appl. Phys. 21, 237–240 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Tiee, J. J.

J. J. Tiee, C. Wittig, “Optically Pumped Molecular Lasers in the 11–17 μm Region,” J. Appl. Phys. 49, 61–64 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Toyoda, K.

H. Tashiro, K. Suzuki, K. Toyoda, S. Namba, “Wide Range Line-Tunable Oscillation of an Optically Pumped NH3 Laser,” Appl. Phys. 21, 237–240 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Walker, B.

B. Walker, G. W. Chantry, D. G. Moss, “A Compact, High Efficiency, Optically-Pumped NH3 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 23, 8–10 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Wittig, C.

J. J. Tiee, C. Wittig, “Optically Pumped Molecular Lasers in the 11–17 μm Region,” J. Appl. Phys. 49, 61–64 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Znotins, T. A.

Appl. Phys. (1)

H. Tashiro, K. Suzuki, K. Toyoda, S. Namba, “Wide Range Line-Tunable Oscillation of an Optically Pumped NH3 Laser,” Appl. Phys. 21, 237–240 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

T. Y. Chang, J. D. McGee, “Laser Action at 12.812 μm in Optically Pumped NH3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 526–528 (1976).
[CrossRef]

C. Rolland, J. Reid, B. K. Garside, “Line-Tunable Oscillation of a cw NH3 Laser from 10.7 to 13.3 μm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 380–382 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. S. Karve, S. K. Sarkar, K. V. S. RamaRao, J. P. Mittal, “Sensitized Multiphoton Dissociation of UF6 in SF6-UF6 Mixtures by a TEA-CO2 Laser,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 78, 273–276 (1981).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. J. Tiee, C. Wittig, “Optically Pumped Molecular Lasers in the 11–17 μm Region,” J. Appl. Phys. 49, 61–64 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

M. Cavaioli, G. Salvetti, “Tuning Characteristics of an Optically Pumped CF4 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 42, 431–436 (1982).
[CrossRef]

H. N. Rutt, J. M. Green, “Optically Pumped Laser Action in Dideuteroacetylene,” Opt. Commun. 26, 422–426 (1978).
[CrossRef]

B. Walker, G. W. Chantry, D. G. Moss, “A Compact, High Efficiency, Optically-Pumped NH3 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 23, 8–10 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (1)

R. G. Harrison, P. K. Gupta, “Optically Pumped Mid-Infrared Molecular Gas Lasers,” Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Vol. 7, K. J. Button, Ed. (Academic, New York, 1983), pp. 43–118.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Infrared absorption spectra of CF3I (1.57 Torr, 10-cm long cell) and CF2Cl2 (1.06 Torr, 10-cm long cell).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Infrared absorption spectra of CF3I (1.57 Torr, 10-cm long cell) in the expanded scale, showing the position of all the pump lines listed in Table I (s stands for the sequence band).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic drawing of a TEA CO2 laser pumped NH3 laser: 1: intracavity aperture, 2: TEA CO2 laser, 3: NH3 laser cell, 4: CF3I cell, 5: Pyroelectric detector, 6: Oscilloscope.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Dependence of the transmission of the pump pulses [9R(30) and 9R(16)] on the CF3I pressure as well as the pulse energy.

Tables (1)

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Table I Characteristics of a few OPMLs Pumped by a TEA CO2 Laser

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