RESEARCH ON PROPERTIES OF LASER DEVICES
Technical summary rept. no. 1, 15 Nov 1964-15 May 1965
CONTROL DATA CORP MELVILLE NY TRG DIV
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Experimental work on gaseous and solid-state laser development is reported. The high temperature Mn collision laser tests indicated that insufficient gain was achieved to obtain oscillation with present apparatus. Experiments testing La and Y as collision laser media were concluded after demonstrating that higher discharge currents and higher operating temperatures than presently available were required. The possibility that photodissociation of thallum bromide in the presence of a quenching gas could lead to a population inversion was experimentally investigated. Mach-Zehnder interferograms of the transient optical path distortions introduced by optical pumping of ruby were obtained. An R1 ruby laser pumped by an R2 ruby laser experiment was designed and the construction of the apparatus initiated.
- Lasers and Masers
- Solid State Physics