Research on an optically FIR-ringlaser

H.K.E. Stadermann, P.B. van der Wal

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Abstract

Very little research on optically pumped FIR-ringlasers has been reported in the past, despite the fact that such lasers have proven to be more stable FIR-monochromatic sources than the usual standing wave resonator types (Heppner, Weiss 1978).
The ringlaser offers much better isolation between the pump and the FIR-laser due to the elimination of interaction between the two. This is similar to pumped dye ringlasers in the visible part of the EM-spectrum.
Unlike most ringlasers in the visible range unidirectional emission is a general feature of FIR-ringlasers. Hence an optical diode is not required to suppress simultaneous bidirectional operation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9780819407078
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1991
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves 1991 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 26 Aug 199130 Aug 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume1576
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves 1991
CountrySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period26/08/9130/08/91

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