Accession Number:

ADA248824

Title:

Extraction Efficiency Uniformity in Rare Gas Halide Lasers,

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The dependence of the extraction efficiency on the temporal variations in the quenching rate, absorption, and upper level formation rate is analyzed for rare gas halide lasers. The influence of these effects on laser output irradiance uniformity is significant, and it is shown that the optimum laser design is obtained by a compromise between maximum extraction efficiency and output uniformity. The results are presented in a parametric manner for general applicability.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE