Accession Number:

ADA127426

Title:

Recent Development of High-Power Visible Laser Sources Employing Solid-State Slab Lasers and Nonlinear Harmonic Conversion Techniques.

Descriptive Note:

Technical information series,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CORPORATE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SCHENECTADY NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Recent developments in high-power solid-state lasers NdYAG, Ndglass have greatly improved both average power capability and beam brightness. This has been a result, to a large extent, of the development of the total-internal-reflection slab-type solid-state laser configuration, which provides a self-compensating mechanism to minimize the thermally induced distortion commonly observed in solid-state lasers. Near diffraction-limited, high peak power, high average power solid-state lasers are ideal pump sources for nonlinear frequency conversions using harmonic generation, stimulated Raman scattering andor pumping dye laser s for ultraviolet UV, visible, and infrared IR coherent light sources. Continuously tunable coherent sources covering a spectral range from 0.2 microns to beyond 3 microns, using these combined techniques, have been reported. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE