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Accession Number ADA564682
Title Tunable Infrared Lasers for Gas-Phase Spectroscopy.
Publication Date Dec 2011
Media Count 11p
Personal Author S. R. Brueck
Abstract A broadly tunable, high power, continuous-wave, infrared laser suitable for molecular spectroscopy has been developed. The gain medium, based on type-II InAs:GaSb quantum wells, is adjustable from 2.5- to 12- m by adjusting the quantum well thicknesses. Tuning is achieved with a chirped distributed feedback grating, providing a simple, single adjustment tuning over an extended range. A tuning range of 65 nm has been achieved; much larger tuning ranges are possible, making the entire IR accessible with a small number of devices.
Keywords Chirp radar
Continuous waves
Distributed amplifiers
High power
Infrared lasers
Molecular spectroscopy
Quantum theory
Quantum wells
Tunable lasers
Vapor phases

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 46C - Optics & Lasers
Corporate Author New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Center for High Technology Materials.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 15 Feb 2008-30 Nov 2010.
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number FA9550-08-1-0062

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