Accession Number:

ADA093688

Title:

Tunable Optical Sources.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep 79-31 Aug 80,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA EDWARD L GINZTON LAB OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

We have successfully completed the study, development and application of a computer controlled NdYAG pumped LiNbO3 tunable source. The device has operated reliably for more than one year. It tunes over a 1.4 - 4.0 micron range and operates at resolutions to less than 0.08 per cm at 10 mJ output at 10 pps. We have invented and demonstrated a new optical device, the radial birefringent element. We have invented and demonstrated a computer controlled laser attenuator. During the past year we have developed the theory for a slab configuration laser source. We have successfully demonstrated the slab geometry as applied to NdGlass. Work is continuing on the understanding and implementation of this high energy, high repetitional rate NdGlass slab laser source. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE