Accession Number : ADA057248
Title : Unstable Resonator Retrofitted Handheld Laser Designator
Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ NIGHT VISION AND ELECTRO-OPTICS LABS
Personal Author(s) : Ewanizky, T F
Report Date : Jun 1978
Pagination or Media Count : 25
Abstract : A confocal, unstable resonant cavity and hybrid system was retrofitted to an existing Handheld Laser Designator (HLD). Performance characteristics of the retrofitted laser with a conventional version are compared. Unique capabilities of the unstable resonator are described, and recommendations for future development based on test results and experimentation are included.
Descriptors : *CAVITY RESONATORS , *LASER TARGET DESIGNATORS , *RETROFITTING , COOLING , HAND HELD , HYBRID SYSTEMS , NEODYMIUM LASERS , PULSE RATE , Q SWITCHING , REPETITION RATE , STABILITY , YAG LASERS
Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
Optical Detection and Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE