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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a057248.pdf


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