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The Berkeley tunable far infrared laser spectrometers

Blake, G. A. and Laughlin, K. B. and Cohen, R. C. and Busarow, K. L. and Gwo, D.-H. and Schmuttenmaer, C. A. and Steyert, D. W. and Saykally, R. J. (1991) The Berkeley tunable far infrared laser spectrometers. Review of Scientific Instruments, 62 (7). pp. 1701-1716. ISSN 0034-6748. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BLArsi91a

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Abstract

A detailed description is presented for a tunable far infrared laser spectrometer based on frequency mixing of an optically pumped molecular gas laser with tunable microwave radiation in a Schottky point contact diode. The system has been operated on over 30 laser lines in the range 10–100 cm^–1 and exhibits a maximum absorption sensitivity near one part in 10^6. Each laser line can be tuned by ±110 GHz with first-order sidebands. Applications of this instrument are detailed in the preceding paper.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1991 American Institute of Physics (Received 24 September 1990; accepted 10 March 1991) The Berkeley tunable FIR laser project has been funded by several different agencies over the ten-year development period. These include the National Science Foundation Grant #CHE-9044712; the Director, Office of Energy Research, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences Division of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SFOO098; the Army Research Office Grant #DAAL03-86-G-0184; the Office of Naval Research Grant #NOOO14-90-J-1368; and NASA Grant #NAGW 1022. We thank these agencies for their support.
Subject Keywords:INFRARED SPECTROMETERS; DESIGN; LASERS; TUNING; FREQUENCY MIXING; MICROWAVE RADIATION; SCHOTTKY BARRIER DIODES; OPTICAL PUMPING
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