Accession Number:

ADA128037

Title:

A Modification to a Flashlamp-Pumped Dye Laser to Increase Stability of the Spatial Mode

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

It was determined by Fitzpatrick and Piepmeier that the spatial mode structure of the beam from a CMX-4 dye laser Chromatix, Sunnyvale, CA could be stabilized by maintaining a precise relationship between dye loop and cooling water loop temperatures. A passive modification to the laser is described that eliminates the active heating and cooling mechanisms that were employed by the initial investigators to accomplish this.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE