6s–9s electronic Raman scattering in caesium vapour is used to generate tunable 16μm radiation. Output energies in excess of 8 μJ were obtained, with peak powers in the kilowatt range.
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D.C. Hanna, M.A. Yuratich, D. Cotter:Nonlinear Optics of Free Atoms and Molecules, Springer Ser. Opt. Sci.17 Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 1979)
R. Wyatt, D. Cotter: Opt. Commun.37, 421–425 (1981)
R. Wyatt: Ph. D. Thesis, University of Southampton (1976)
R. Wyatt: To be published
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Wyatt, R., Ernsting, N.P. & Wrobel, W.G. Tunable electronic Raman laser at 16 μm. Appl. Phys. B 27, 175–176 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00697436