Analysis of the Output Noise Induced by Acousto-Optic Cavity Dumping of a Nd:YAG Laser.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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An experimental study was made on the amount of noise introduced into the output of an acousto-optic cavity dumped NdYAG laser. The minimum output intensity pulse increased as the cavity dumping percentage increased. This continued up to a cavity dumping percentage of 15. A comparison was made between a computer simulation and the experimental data. These compared favorably until the dumping percentage exceeded 15. An analysis was made of the effects on the varying output intensities on a satellite communication link. The results showed that the laser communication link was practical.
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