Bleachable Absorber Laser Amplifier and Detector (BALAD)
Interim technical rept. Jan-Jul 1972
POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN FARMINGDALE NY
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The report describes the continued development of the wide-angle, low noise BALAD receiver Bleachable Absorber Laser Amplifier and Detector. The spatial and frequency resolution of a SF6 saturable absorber in a 10.6 micrometer BALAD configuration has been measured. The experimental results agree with the theoretical predictions. The components of a Xenon-Xenon 3.5 micrometer BALAD system have been assembled, and experimental tests have been initiated. The theoretical analysis of the propagation of coherent optical pulses in resonant media has been extended to three dimensions, but only preliminary results have been obtained.
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