Accession Number:

AD0716376

Title:

Gain Characteristics of an Nd3+ -Glass Pulsed Solid-State Laser Amplifier,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MCMASTER UNIV HAMILTON (ONTARIO) DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-05-11

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A theory of the four-level solid-state laser has been applied to the case of an unsaturated Nd3-glass pulsed laser amplifier operating at power levels in the order of 1 MW. Equations for flux density and population inversion have been derived which take into account the degeneracies and splittings of the laser levels. Experiments made with a Q-switched oscillator-amplifier structure validate the predicted exponential dependence of amplifier gain on pumping, over the range of energies applied. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE