Spectral Properties of Passively Q-Spoiled Lasers
Final technical summary rept. 10 Oct 1965-30 Jun 1968xd
UNION CARBIDE CORP SANTA MONICA CA KORAD DEPT
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Description of experiments bearing on the problems of the spectral behavior of passive Q-switched lasers and of the physical behavior of passive Q- spoiling materials are given. The results of experiments of the temporal and frequency locking of two lasers, coupled in a bleachable dye are described. Further experiments pertinent to the problem of spectral cross-relaxation are described. The stimulated emission of several organic dyes in the visible spectrum and the demonstration of efficient spectral narrowing and tunability over a wide spectral range is described. The results of frequency doubling a dye laser are presented. Mode locking of the dye laser with picosecond pulses, tunable over a broad range, is reported. The results of experiments concerned with the thermal and photochemical responses of two polymethine dyes used for Q- spoiling the Nd laser are given. Five articles published or to be published, all supported by this contract, are reproduced as appendices.
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