Accession Number:

AD0611338

Title:

QUANTUM ASPECTS OF ELECTRICAL SCIENCE.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for 1 Apr-30 Sep 64,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

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Report Date:

1964-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

An experimental and analytical study of the characteristics of coupled optical resonators is presented. The concept of an equivalent laser resonator is introduced and employed in an analysis of coupled resonator systems. Qualitative results from such an analysis agree with the experimental results presented. A dual wavelength beam switching phenomena involving coupled resonators is also reported. Experimental results are presented of a study of thermal pinching in germanium. Thermal pinching is a result of thermal breakdown in a semiconductor sample immersed in a constant temperature medium. Incremental negative resistance is observed in the thermal pinched condition. A comparison of the imaging properties of coherent laser light and white light is presented. Photomicrographs are presented illustrating the difference in diffraction images occurring in a phase contrast microscope due to the two sources. Results of an experimental study of the output power characteristics of a 3.39 microns He-Ne laser system are reported. By optimizing the parameters of the system, a maximum output of 16 mw was obtained on a pulse basis, while up to 10 mw was obtained on a continuous basis. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE