TECHNIQUES FOR SUPER-MODE OSCILLATION.
Interim engineering rept. no. 3, 1 Dec 65-28 Feb 66,
ELECTRONIC DEFENSE LABS SYLVANIA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS-WEST MOUNTAIN VIEW CALIF
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This report describes an experimental and theoretical program to determine the fundamental properties of the FM and super-mode lasers. These two techniques make it possible to obtain at a single frequency the full power of a high-power multimode laser without suffering the loss in power inherent in conventional approaches involving the suppression of modes. The work of this program is divided broadly between two main activities. The first is to obtain a more complete understanding of the physics governing the operation of the FM and super-mode lasers. The second is concerned with improving the techniques for coupling the modes of the FM laser and finding more efficient means for full power super-mode conversion of the FM signal to a monochromatic output.
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