A 10 KC KERR CELL MODULATOR FOR THE PRODUCTION OF REPETITIVE GIANT LASER PULSES
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The output from a conventional laser is a spontaneous burst of radiation which lasts about one microsecond. If now the reflectivity of one of the two mirrors in the system is controllable, it is possible to develop laser system conditions which permit the generation of high peak-power pulses with a pulse width of about 30 nanoseconds. Such a system utilizes the principle of regeneration modulation and has been successfully applied to the production of single high peak-power pulses. A natural step then is to utilize this method to generate a series of repetitive giant pulses. A description is presented of the electronics equipment developed to assist in producing such pulses at a 10 kc pulse repetition frequency.
- Lasers and Masers
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices