Accession Number:

ADA003626

Title:

Picosecond Pulses Due to Self-Mode-Locking in Lasers.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jan-Feb 74,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Picosecond pulses due to self-mode-locking have been observed in the Chromatix 1000 Nd-YAG and Spectra Physics 125 HeNe lasers. In the Chromatix 1000 laser, self-mode-locking appears to be a random event whereas in the Spectra Physics 125 laser, self-mode-locking appears to be continuous. The results of an experimental study of these two lasers are presented in the context of their operation and a simplified theory of mode locking in lasers. The implications of this study to ocular-tissue laser-damage threshold measurements and safety are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE