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Generation of tunable medium infra-red radiation by optical mixing in proustite

Generation of tunable medium infra-red radiation by optical mixing in proustite
Generation of tunable medium infra-red radiation by optical mixing in proustite
The outputs of a ruby laser and a tunable dye laser (pumped by the ruby laser) have been frequency-mixed in a proustite crystal. Difference wavelengths have been generated around 5 and 11 µm tuning being achieved for the latter covering the range 10.1 to 12.7 µm. Extrapolations from these preliminary results indicate that currently available lasers and nonlinear crystals should allow continuous tuning from 2.5 to 12.5 µm, with bandwidths substantially smaller than 0.1 /cm and at pulsed powers of the order of a kilo-watt.
0030-4018
300-303
Hanna, D.C.
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Smith, R.C.
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Stanley, C.R.
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Hanna, D.C.
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Smith, R.C.
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Stanley, C.R.
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Hanna, D.C., Smith, R.C. and Stanley, C.R. (1971) Generation of tunable medium infra-red radiation by optical mixing in proustite. Optics Communications, 4 (4), 300-303. (doi:10.1016/0030-4018(71)90155-6).

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The outputs of a ruby laser and a tunable dye laser (pumped by the ruby laser) have been frequency-mixed in a proustite crystal. Difference wavelengths have been generated around 5 and 11 µm tuning being achieved for the latter covering the range 10.1 to 12.7 µm. Extrapolations from these preliminary results indicate that currently available lasers and nonlinear crystals should allow continuous tuning from 2.5 to 12.5 µm, with bandwidths substantially smaller than 0.1 /cm and at pulsed powers of the order of a kilo-watt.

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Published date: December 1971

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Local EPrints ID: 78828
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78828
ISSN: 0030-4018
PURE UUID: 0120576d-f240-461d-bb47-ceefbf0438b3

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 20 Dec 2018 17:32

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