Generation of far-infrared pulses by use of a passively mode-locked high-pressure CO2 laser

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Summary

Our present study demonstrates for the first time generation of frequency-tunable intense infrared radiation pulses in the nanosecond time regime by mode-locking a high pressure CO2 laser using p-doped germanium as a saturable absorber. These pulses were transferred into the FIR region via stimulated Raman scattering of the CO2 laser radiation in CH3F resulting in subnanosecond FIR laser pulses.