Frequency measurements of 3 to 11 THz laser lines of CH3OH

  • S. C. Zerbetto
  • L. R. Zink
  • K. M. Evenson
  • E. C. C. Vasconcellos
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Abstract

We measured the frequencies of 12 far-infrared laser lines generated in a high- frequency Fabry-Perot laser cavity containing methanol, pumped by a CO2 laser. The frequencies are in the range 2.8 to 11.4 THz (105.4 to 26.2 µm). Ten of the measured frequencies are higher than 7 THz, and help to fill the laser frequency gaps in this region. Five of the measured lines are new. The 11.4 THz line has the highest frequency of an optically pumped laser ever measured with the CO2 laser heterodyne technique.

Key words

Frequency Measurements High Frequency CH3OH Far-Infrared Laser 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. C. Zerbetto
    • 1
  • L. R. Zink
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. M. Evenson
    • 1
  • E. C. C. Vasconcellos
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyTime and Frequency DivisionBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental SciencesUniversity of Colorado and NOAABoulderUSA

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