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Multiwatt optically pumped ammonia laser operation in the 12–13 μm

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Abstract

Design and operating caracteristics of high pulse repetition rate NH3 laser producing up to 20 W of average output power are described. The NH3 laser, operating in the 12–13 μm region was optically pumped with a high pulse repetition rate TEA CO2 laser. Dependences of the NH3 laser output on the pump energy, ammonia and buffer gas pressures and pulse repetition rate have been studied. The conversion efficiency of up to 16% has been received.

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Baranov, V.Y., Kazakov, S.A., Pis'menny, V.D. et al. Multiwatt optically pumped ammonia laser operation in the 12–13 μm. Appl. Phys. 17, 317–320 (1978). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00886961

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