Tunable Optical Sources.
Final rept. 1 Sep 79-31 Aug 80,
STANFORD UNIV CA EDWARD L GINZTON LAB OF PHYSICS
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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
- Lasers and Masers