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.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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2004 (1)

C. S. Kletecka, N. Campbell, C. R. Jones, J. W. Nicolson, and W. Rudolph, “Cascade Lasing of Molecular HBr in the Four Micron Region Pumped by a Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(10), 1471–1477 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

E. D. Black, “An introduction to Pound-Drever-Hall laser frequency stabilization,” Am. J. Phys. 69(1), 79–87 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

H. C. Miller, D. T. Radzykewycz, and G. Hager, “Optically Pumped Mid-Infrared HBr Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30(10), 2395–2400 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Black, E. D.

E. D. Black, “An introduction to Pound-Drever-Hall laser frequency stabilization,” Am. J. Phys. 69(1), 79–87 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Campbell, N.

C. S. Kletecka, N. Campbell, C. R. Jones, J. W. Nicolson, and W. Rudolph, “Cascade Lasing of Molecular HBr in the Four Micron Region Pumped by a Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(10), 1471–1477 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hager, G.

H. C. Miller, D. T. Radzykewycz, and G. Hager, “Optically Pumped Mid-Infrared HBr Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30(10), 2395–2400 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Jones, C. R.

C. S. Kletecka, N. Campbell, C. R. Jones, J. W. Nicolson, and W. Rudolph, “Cascade Lasing of Molecular HBr in the Four Micron Region Pumped by a Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(10), 1471–1477 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kletecka, C. S.

C. S. Kletecka, N. Campbell, C. R. Jones, J. W. Nicolson, and W. Rudolph, “Cascade Lasing of Molecular HBr in the Four Micron Region Pumped by a Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(10), 1471–1477 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Miller, H. C.

H. C. Miller, D. T. Radzykewycz, and G. Hager, “Optically Pumped Mid-Infrared HBr Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30(10), 2395–2400 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Nicolson, J. W.

C. S. Kletecka, N. Campbell, C. R. Jones, J. W. Nicolson, and W. Rudolph, “Cascade Lasing of Molecular HBr in the Four Micron Region Pumped by a Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(10), 1471–1477 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Radzykewycz, D. T.

H. C. Miller, D. T. Radzykewycz, and G. Hager, “Optically Pumped Mid-Infrared HBr Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30(10), 2395–2400 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Rudolph, W.

C. S. Kletecka, N. Campbell, C. R. Jones, J. W. Nicolson, and W. Rudolph, “Cascade Lasing of Molecular HBr in the Four Micron Region Pumped by a Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(10), 1471–1477 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Am. J. Phys. (1)

E. D. Black, “An introduction to Pound-Drever-Hall laser frequency stabilization,” Am. J. Phys. 69(1), 79–87 (2001).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

H. C. Miller, D. T. Radzykewycz, and G. Hager, “Optically Pumped Mid-Infrared HBr Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30(10), 2395–2400 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. S. Kletecka, N. Campbell, C. R. Jones, J. W. Nicolson, and W. Rudolph, “Cascade Lasing of Molecular HBr in the Four Micron Region Pumped by a Nd:YAG laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(10), 1471–1477 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other (5)

A. Dergachev, P. F. Moulton, and T. E. Drake, “High-power, high-energy Ho:YLF laser pumped with Tm:fiber laser,” in Conference of Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America 2005) paper PD2–1

C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, W. Koen, D. Preussler, K. Nyangaza, and M. Schellhorn, “70 mJ Single-Frequency Q Switched Ho:YLF Ring Laser - Amplifier System Pumped by a Single 82-W Tm Fibre Laser,” Conference on Middle-Infrared Coherent Sources, (European Physical Society 2009) Invited Talk Mo3.

C. Bollig, H. J. Strauss, M. J. D. Esser, W. Koen, M.Schellhorn, D. Preussler, K. Nyangaza, C. Jacobs, E. H. Bernardi and L. R. Botha, “Compact Fibre-Laser-Pumped Ho:YLF Oscillator-Amplifier System” CLEO/Europe (Optical Society of America 2009) paper CA1.3 MON.

S. V. Vassiliev, M. A. Kyzmina, T. T. Basiev, and G. D. Hager, Numerical modeling and optimization of the optically pumped mid-infrared molecular laser”, in Proccedings of SPIE4760, 1067–1077(2002)

J. Nicholson and D. Neumann, “Cost Effective, scalable optically pumped molecular laser”, Air Force Research Laboratory report AFRL-DE-2001–1015, (2001).

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