Accession Number:

AD0404237

Title:

SHORT PULSE LASERS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The feasibility of obtaining Laser operation by exciting ruby crystals with short-duration, high intensity pulses of light obtained from an arc source is examined. In addition, the fabrication, operation, and instrumentation of a standard-type, long-pulse Laser was undertaken. The latter object was included to allow a broader investigation into the physics of Laser problems and to serve as a basis for comparison of short-pulse results. Underlying these experimental purposes is the basic interest, namely, that the Laser is characterized by the unique features of spatial and temporal coherence of the output, giving a light source having a single wavelength output and properties similar to radio frequency generators but at a much higher frequency.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE