Accession Number:

AD0329743

Title:

Laser Design Concept Study.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An analysis is presented of the operation of ruby and of neodymium glass in short pulse, high power laser application as a step toward a design concept for 0.1 microsec, 10 to the 7th power joule, 1100,000 radian optical radiation system. The device conceived consists of several separate identical oscillator-amplifier combinations operating mutually incoherently but individually coherent with a 10 cm aperture. Ruby is the selected laser material pumped with xenon flash lamps and arranged in a unique array geometry. Author

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Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE