Accession Number:

AD0743979

Title:

CW YAG Laser Techniques.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jul 70-Jul 71,

Corporate Author:

QUANTRONIX CORP SMITHTOWN N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

A NdYAG laser has been built which provided self compensation of thermally induced stress birefringence and yielded a power output of 27 watts in the TEM00 mode. To improve the compensation, compact structures involving cemented and sleeved assemblies were fabricated and tested. The limitations of the present compensation technique are discussed and design changes for improved performance are proposed. The performance of compensated NdYAG lasers was compared with that of NdYA103 systems. Finally, an analysis of the use of the compensated laser as a pump for nonlinear optical processes is presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE