Accession Number:

AD0767968

Title:

Theory of Self-Locking of Lasers with Inhomogeneously Broadened Lines.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

A theoretical model is given to describe self-locking. The semi-classical theory of Lamb for laser action has been modified to include the collisional effects on linewidth and on the nonlinear polarization. The collisional effects were included by a classical atom-atom rate. The results modify Lambs equation for the frequencies and phases of oscillating modes. The criterion of self-locking of modes is expressed in terms of ratio of loss to unsaturated gain. Comparisons of the theoretical results and published experimental results for He-Ne and He-Cd are satisfactory. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE