Accession Number:

AD0728180

Title:

Multiple Doped Erbium Laser Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 1969-31 Jan 1971

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN OPTICAL CORP SOUTHBRIDGE MA CENTRAL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The report presents information in four sections. First, the program is introduced and some historical results from earlier company funded programs are given. The second section deals with the laser material improvement program and covers efforts concerned with optimizing both the core and cladding glasses. Closing section two is a discussion concerning possible advantages that could be obtained by varying the physical laser parameters. Section three presents experimental data and analysis of Er3 emission spectra in glass, studies of various glasses with enhanced emission of 1536 nm and studies of the crystal field splitting of Er3 in the near octahedral A site. Finally, a summary and some conclusions are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE