Accession Number:

AD0734936

Title:

Yttralox Ceramic Laser

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Jun 1970-31 May 1971

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CORPORATE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SCHENECTADY NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The long range goal of the current program is to develop the necessary technology for reproducibly fabricating a laser host material with both high peak and high average power characteristics. During the first years contract, the overall goal was to evaluate Yttralox 90 Y2O3, 10 ThO2 or ZrO2 in solid solution ceramic for these characteristics. The major efforts of the first years contract were to 1 seek to understand the sintering process with respect to the kinetics of porosity change, 2 develop a process to reproducibility fabricate Yttralox of improved optical quality, 3 evaluate Yttralase as a potential laser material by means of optical measurements, and 4 fabricate five laser rods of the best quality possible for delivery to the sponsor. the kinetics of porosity change,

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE