Accession Number:

ADA165626

Title:

Master Oscillator and Diagnostic Unit Design.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 7 May 84-8 Jan 85,

Corporate Author:

SPECTRON DEVELOPMENT LABS INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

This report describes the design and development of a Dye Laser operating at 353 nm and an associated beam diagnostics unit capable of measuring UV phase, intensity and energy. The dye laser consists of a flashlamp pumped oscillator, including spatial and temporal mode selectors and a wavelength tuning device. The output of the oscillator at 706 nm is amplified by a flashlamp pumped dye amplifier. The resulting output is frequency doubled to 353 nm via a second harmonic generator SHG. A pulse slicer is incorporated prior to the SHG to allow pulsewidth selectivity. The diagnostic unit was designed and fabricated to be versatile and rugged. Near-field phase and intensity and far-field intensity are photographically recorded, and energy and pulsewidth are monitored by the device. Keywords include Dye laser, Frequency doubling dye lasers, and Shearing interferometry.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE