Accession Number:

AD0766775

Title:

Optical Pumps for Holmium Lasers.

Descriptive Note:

Triannual rept. no. 1, 1 Jul-31 Oct 72,

Corporate Author:

ILC TECHNOLOGY INC SUNNYVALE CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

07-72-C-0274DA-5662703-A-1865662703-A-18606ECOM0274-1flash lamps, design, optical pumping, lasers, holmium, lithium compounds, fluorine compounds, yttrium compounds, xenon lamps, krypton, performanceengineeringholmium, lasersThe overall objective of the program is to produce more efficient pulsed optical pumps for use with holmium-doped yttrium lithium fluoride laser materials HoYLF. The absorption and excitation spectra of HoYLF laser material have been determined. Twenty-nine xenon lamps have been constructed and tested. The effect of varying the parameters of noble gas arc lamps on the fluorescent light output of HoYLF laser material is being studied. Preliminary in-laser lamp tests have been made at input energies between 9 joules and 23 joules. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE