Vol. 2, issue 09, article # 3

pdf Dembovetskii V. V. Hysteresis phenomena in a CO2- laser with a nonlinear absorber. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1989. V. 2. No. 09. P. 765-769.
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Hysteresis phenomena in a CO2 -laser with a nonlinear intracavity absorber were studied for the lasing lines P(16)-P(28) in the 10mm transition. Sulphur hexafluoride was used as the nonlinear absorber. The current and frequency hysteresis as well as the hysteresis accompanying a change in the unsaturated absorption and the Q-factor of the resonator were recorded experimentally. The possibility of using such a laser as a fast "gas shutter" is discussed.


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