Room-temperature operation of a para-H2 rotational Raman laser

Midorikawa, K.; Tashiro, H.; Aoki, Y.; Nagasaka, K.; Toyoda, K.; Namba, S.
November 1985
Applied Physics Letters;11/15/1985, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p1033
Academic Journal
We have successfully demonstrated high-power operation of a para-H2 rotational Raman laser at room temperature. A photon conversion efficiency of 60% was obtained with a 10.6-μm CO2 pump energy of 4.3 J, giving 0.85 J in the first Stokes pulse at 17.0 μm. Transient effects observed under room-temperature conditions are also reported.


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