Accession Number : AD0433174


Title :   STUDY OF LASER OUTPUT PARAMETERS AND MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES.


Descriptive Note : Final rept., 20 May-20 Nov 63,


Corporate Author : WHEELER LABS INC GREAT NECK N Y


Personal Author(s) : Schineller,E R ; Heinemann,H M ; Redlien,H W ; Kaplan,R A


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 163


Abstract : A detailed study was made of the laser parameters associated with system applications involving both energy and information transfer. The approach to the study included a discussion of the fundamental properties of EM radiation, independent of specific laser types, the determination of system parameters, and their relation to these fundamental properties. The specific output parameters of the solid state, gaseous, and diode lasers were computed theoretically and finally measurement principles were reviewed. The study resulted in definitions of a wide variety of parameters needed to describe the many different properties of laser radiation in space and time. However, the parameters have been grouped with respect to applications to provide unification and simplification. The results are presented in a set of tables of indicated system parameters, system relations, and the applicable laser parameters. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LASERS , *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION , ENERGY , RADIATION WEAPONS , POWER , PROPAGATION , WELDING , MACHINING , FREQUENCY , GRATINGS(SPECTRA) , PRISMS(OPTICS) , LENSES , MIRRORS , OPTICAL EQUIPMENT , ILLUMINATION


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