posted by Mike on .
A carbon dioxide laser is an infrared laser. A CO2 laser with a cavity length of 48.4 cm oscillates in the m=100,000.0 mode.
1. What is the wavelength of the laser beam?
2. What is the frequency of the laser beam?
1. wavelength = (cavity length)/50,000
(50,000 is the number of half waves between the mirrors)
2. frequency = (speed of light)/wavelength
1) wavelength= 2L/m
2) fn=n(speed of light)/wavelength
speed of light =299,792,458 m/s
= 3.10x10^28 Hz