Accession Number:

ADA230513

Title:

Continuous Wave and Pulsed Solid State Laser Model

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

A solid state laser is modeled for use on a personal computer. The model can accurately represent NdYAG and NdGlass lasers during both continuous wave and repetitively pulsed operation. The large number of input variables allow the user to make changes to the cavity, optical pump source, and the cooling system. The model calculates the energy, power, and divergence angle of the beam along with other variables. Because of its user-friendly interface, it is possible for someone with limited laser experience to obtain useful information.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE