Optically pumped tunable HBr laser in the mid-infrared region

Wayne Koen*, Cobus Jacobs, Christoph Bollig, Hencharl J. Strauss, M. J Daniel Esser, Lourens R. Botha

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)


An optically pumped tunable HBr laser has been demonstrated for the first time. The pump source was a singlefrequency Ho:YLF laser and amplifier system, which was locked to the 2064 nm absorption line of HBr. Laser oscillation was demonstrated on 19 molecular transition lines, which included both the R-branch (3870- 4015 nm) and the P-branch (4070-4453 nm), by the use of an intra-cavity diffraction grating. The highest output energy was 2.4 mJ at 4133 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3563-3566
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


Dive into the research topics of 'Optically pumped tunable HBr laser in the mid-infrared region'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this