Accession Number:

AD0705760

Title:

SATURATION-INDUCED PHASE DISTORTION IN LASER AMPLIFIERS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-06-23

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

The effect of refractive index changes, caused by nonuniform saturation of the laser medium, on the wavefront of a beam propagating through a laser amplifier is considered. A number of examples of wavefront distortion are included. The effect of saturation-induced phase distortions on beam divergence and frequency modulation is discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE