Progress Report Number 2 for Contract Number N00014-93-C-0051, April 16 thru May 15, 1993
NORTH TEXAS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORP DENTON
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Substantial experimental progress has been made, in the second month of the project, in setting up equipment and testing for producing chaotic behavior with a CO2 laser. The project goal is to synchronize and control chaos in CO2 and other lasers, and thereby increase the power in ensembles of coupled laser sources. Weekly Coordination Meetings of the project team have been held. These meeting have been well attended by the project members. Significant technical discussions regarding approaches to the data analysis and theoretical analysis have occurred. The successful experimental results described later have provided stimulus regarding theoretical considerations. Analysis of the chaotic regime, in detail, is awaiting the next set of experiments, with additional care to be taken in recording data for subsequent analysis. A second CO2 laser is in the initial stages of assembly. Initial checkout of components indicates a working system should result.
- Lasers and Masers
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy