Experimental study of bi-directional pumping of a far-infrared laser

R. Corbalán, A. N. Pisarchik, V. N. Chizhevsky, R. Vilaseca

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Abstract

We show that bi-directional pumping can increase significantly the output power of optically pumped gas lasers. We demonstrate this effect in experiments with a methanol laser pumped by a CO2 laser in a wide range of gas pressure for two different wavelengths, 119 μm and 170 μm. In our experimental conditions we obtain an enhancement of the maximal output power up to 70% as compared with uni-directional pumping of the same total intensity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-228
JournalOptics Communications
Volume133
Issue number1-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

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