Accession Number:

AD0731036

Title:

Intermediate Pulsewidth Laser System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 1965-30 Dec 1970

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN OPTICAL CORP SOUTHBRIDGE MA CENTRAL RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The report delineates efforts expended in the design and construction of a glass laser system capable of providing high energy, spike-free output in square pulses of 1, 3, 10, 30 and 100 microsecond lengths. Output beamspread was on the order of 2 mrad or less. A general description of the laser system and its operation is presented first. Each of the major system sections Laser Generator, Laser Preamplifier and Final Amplifier are described in detail. Finally, typical output waveforms are shown.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE