Accession Number:

ADA139902

Title:

Manufacturing Methods and Technology Engineering for 'Growth of Large Diameter Nd: YAG Laser Crystals'

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Oct 1979-31 Mar 1983

Corporate Author:

LITTON SYSTEMS INC MORRIS PLAINS NJ AIRTRON DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

150.0

Abstract:

This report describes Czochralski growth experiments on a production process for NdYAG boules. At program start most production techniques gave a boule about 1.25 - 1.50 inch diameter and 5 - 7 inches long. A goal of 2 inches in diameter, with similar length and quality, would nearly double laser rod yield for many Army programs. All experiments were performed on standard growth stations in a production facility.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE