High Energy Pulsed Liquid Laser
Final technical rept. 1 Jul 1967-31 Mar 1974
GTE LABS INC WALTHAM MA
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This report covers the research on inorganic liquid lasers. The objectives of the project were to evaluate inorganic liquid laser materials in high average power and high brightness applications. The first part of this was achieved by the construction of a repetitively pulsed system and operating it at average power levels in excess of 400 watts, with an overall efficiency of more than 2. It is estimated that, with relatively straightforward modification, average power levels of 1 kW could be attained. The high brightness goal was not achieved. There is some doubt that sufficiently good beam quality could be maintained through the amplifier for high brightness applications.
- Lasers and Masers
- Fluid Mechanics