Accession Number:

AD0744996

Title:

CO2 Laser Pulsing Techniques

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 1969-Feb 1972

Corporate Author:

NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CA LASER SYSTEMS DEPT

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

Stable mode-locking and pulse coupling of a longitudinal discharge CO2 laser, using a single electrooptic element, was demonstrated successfully. The experimental results and data on the effect of modulator detuning and coupling factor variations are presented. Similar experiments were performed with a CO2 TEA laser in which loss-locking was obtained using the internal electrooptic element as an AM modulator. However, attempts at phase-locking were unsuccessful. Results of a detailed investigation of the discharge properties of the TEA laser are presented. The processes involved in mode- locking and their bearing on the observed results are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE