In this paper we describe the construction of a monochromatic and frequency stabilized continuous wave (cw) source in the 5 μm region. It is built up by a cw single line, single-mode frequency and amplitude stabilized CO2 laser. This primary CO2 laser source is then frequency-doubled in a tellurium crystal using second harmonic generation (SHG). The obtained emission is monochromatic (half-width 50 kHz). The frequency can be varied discreetly from 4.6 μm to 5.5 μ depending on the CO2 laser line chosen.
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Delahaigue, A., Thiebeaux, C. & Jouve, P. A monochromatic and frequency stabilized cw source in the 5 μm region obtained by doubling the frequencies of a cw laser in tellurium. Appl. Phys. 24, 21–22 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00900391