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A Tunable Infrared Coherent Source for the 2 to 25 Micron Region and Beyond

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Abstract

A novel method of generating coherent, widely tunable infrared radiation is described. The method uses a four-wave parametric mixing process in alkali metal vapors. The tuning range presently spans the 2 to 25 micron region. The possibilities of extending the tuning range are discussed.

Keywords

Tuning Range Metal Vapor Alkali Metal Atom Nonlinear Polarization Frequency Versus 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IBM Thomas J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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