Accession Number:

AD0808943

Title:

NONRADIATIVE PROCESSES IN OPTICAL MASER MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. no. 2, 1 Oct 65-30 Mar 66,

Corporate Author:

RCA LABS PRINCETON NJ

Report Date:

1966-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Far-infrared lattice absorption studies of the cubic CaF2, SrF2, and BaF2, and CdF2 are described. The absorption beyond 60 microns is strongly temperature-dependent, and the materials at 4.2 K become transparent for lambda greater than 80 microns. The bulk absorption losses, in fact, are low enough in this range to permit laser operation.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Crystallography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE