Accession Number:

ADA002747

Title:

Atmospheric Pressure Gas Lasers. Mode Locking of High-Pressure CO2 Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Semiannual technical rept. 1 Jun-30 Nov 1974

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Mode-locked oscillation is a major bottleneck in the generation of short, high-power laser pulses, for application in laser fusion, communications, or radar. The objective has been to attain a comprehensive understanding of the mode locking of lasers with specific application to high-pressure CO2 TEA lasers. Toward this end work has proceeded along both theoretical and experimental lines. A new theoretical approach was developed, applicable to both active and passive mode locking. Experiments on high-pressure CO2 lasers are in progress to substantiate the theoretical predictions. Results are summarized.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE