RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH QUALITY LASER GLASS.
Final rept. 1 Sep 67-31 May 69,
AMERICAN OPTICAL CORP SOUTHBRIDGE MASS CENTRAL RESEARCH LAB
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The use of Nd doped glass systems for high brightness or high intensity applications requires that the laser material must be free of inclusions, of good optical quality, free of Fe2 ion impurities which absorb strongly at 1.06 micromicron and in many cases must possess these properties over large volumes of glass. This report describes progress toward achieving this end. The all-ceramic melting facilities are described and operational problems are delineated. Model homogenization experiments were performed and results are presented. Evaluation of glass produced from the all-ceramic facilities was carried out and the data are tabulated. Author
- Lasers and Masers
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass