Accession Number:

AD0706220

Title:

THE ERBIUM DOPED GLASS LASER-PERFORMANCE AND ATMOSPHERIC PROPAGATION CHARACTERISTICS,

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Corporate Author:

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES OFFICE WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

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Report Date:

1970-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The technological status of the erbium laser is described. When a glass base is used, this laser emits energy in the neighborhood of 1.54 micrometers, which is in the so-called eye-safe region of the spectrum. It has been found that a close-coupled arrangement of the laser rod and a linear flash lamp gives the lowest pump threshold energy. The emission characteristics of the erbium laser which uses a phosphate glass base have been determined. Factors affecting the transmission of energy of this wavelength in the atmosphere are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE