Accession Number:

AD0775746

Title:

Nd:YAG Mini-Face-Pumped Laser (FPL).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 71-May 73,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CORPORATE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SCHENECTADY N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this program was to demonstrate the feasibility of extending the Mini-Face-Pumped Laser FPL concept to use NdYAG as the laser material. The program is divided into 2 parts the experimental investigation of NdYAG Mini-FPL pump cavities, and the theoretical study of the possible application of the Mini-FPL concept to the low power, high efficiency mode of operation required for space communications. Design parameters were generated which are necessary for the construction of YAG Mini-FPLs with specific performances.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE