A tunable optically pumped HBr laser has been demonstrated for the first time. As pump source for the HBr oscillator,
we developed a single-frequency Ho:YLF laser- amplifier system which was locked to the 2064 nm absorption line of
HBr. Through the implementation of an intra-cavity diffraction grating, laser oscillation was demonstrated on nineteen
molecular transition lines including both the R-branch (3870 nm to 4015 nm) and the P-branch (4070 nm to 4453 nm).
The highest output energy for the given input energy was 2.4 mJ at 4133 nm.
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Wayne Koen ; Cobus Jacobs ; Christoph Bollig ; Hencharl J. Strauss ; Lourens L. Botha, et al.
Demonstration of a wavelength selected optically pumped HBr laser
", Proc. SPIE 8543, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures IX, 85430E (November 8, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.974710; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.974710