Accession Number:

ADA017184

Title:

Analysis of the Output Noise Induced by Acousto-Optic Cavity Dumping of a Nd:YAG Laser.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE