Far-Infrared Laser Lines Obtained by Optical Pumping Of CF3Br

  • J-M. Lourtioz
  • C. Meyer


The CF3Br molecule is the heaviest molecule which has been optically pumped by a CO2 laser in CW operation (Knight, 1980). Due 79 to its molecular weight (m = 148 a.m.u for the CF 3 79 Br isotope), it presents the main following features: i) an infrared absorption spectrum of very high density, ii) an infrared Doppler absorption linewidth less than 40 MHz, iii) rotational transitions at long wavelengths (λ ≥ 1 mm).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J-M. Lourtioz
    • 1
  • C. Meyer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut d’Electronique FondamentaleUniversité ParisOrsayFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’InfrarougeUniversité ParisOrsayFrance

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