Accession Number:

AD0909773

Title:

Studies in Optics

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 13 Feb 70-15 Dec 72

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV NY INST OF OPTICS

Report Date:

1973-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

151.0

Abstract:

These studies in optics relate to a variety of interconnected problems in the evaluation and controlled improvement of the output characteristics of lasers and the design of laser systems. Four major areas of endeavor are focussed upon in the sections of this report. Section II is a study of techniques for assessing laser beam propagation characteristics for both cw and pulsed lasers using holography in conjunction with interferometry. Section III concerns itself with some design problems of efficient solid state laser systems with high average power and low beam divergence with particular reference to the measurement and correction of optical distortion in solid laser rods. Section IV has as it objective a means of producing high-speed continuously scanning laser beams by use of intra-cavity beam deflection. The final portion is an evaluation of the technique of ac interferometry. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE