Accession Number:

AD0775825

Title:

The Study of the Interaction of Intense Picosecond Light Pulses with Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 23 Dec 1969-21 Jun 1973

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-02-15

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The report contains the summary of the works performed in the entire period of this grant. The two-photon and three-photon photoconductivity effects in various semiconductors were studied. The effect was then applied to measure the ultrashort optical pulses. Two-photon pump GaAs bulk laser action was demonstrated. A theoretical calculation on the optical third harmonic generation with broad band picosecond pulses was made. Finally various aspects of the nonlinear optical interaction at the boundary of nonlinear media were investigated. The data agreed well with Bloembergen and Pershans theory. The observation of the nonlinear Brewsters angle was reported for the first time in a transparent medium.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE