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Opt Express. 2009 Oct 26;17(22):20615-22. doi: 10.1364/OE.17.020615.

Ho:YLF pumped HBr laser.

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  • 1National Laser Centre, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa. lrbotha@csir.co.za

Abstract

A Ho:YLF laser pumped HBr molecular laser was developed that produced up to 2.5 mJ 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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