Generation of widely tunable nanosecond pulses in the vibrational infrared by stimulated Raman scattering from the cesium 6s-5d transition

Alex Harris, J. K. Brown, M. Berg, C. B. Harris

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The first reported use of a pulsed rhodamine-dye laser to generate widely tunable nanosecond light pulses in the vibrational infrared by stimulated electronic Raman scattering is discussed. Narrow-band pulses of up to 120 µJ were generated from 3450 to 900 cm- 1 (2.9 to 11.1 um)µ and broadband pulses up to 754uJ were generated from 3390 to 1800 cm- 1 (2.9 to 5.5 µm) by scattering from the 6s-5d transition in cesium vapor. Cesium dimer effects on tuning- curve structure and efficiency are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-49
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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