Accession Number:

ADA007139

Title:

Laser Target Designator Beam Improvement.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Thermal focusing contributes to laser beam divergence which is a problem in the design of laser target designators. Measurements of the thermal focusing induced in a neodymiumyttrium aluminum garnet laser rod by input powers typical of target designators are described. The application of such measurements in the design of laser resonant cavities is illustrated.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE