Accession Number:

ADA273359

Title:

Nonlinear Dynamical Control of Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SCHWARTZ ELECTRO-OPTICS INC ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-10-30

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc. SEO was awarded this Small Business Innovation Research SBIR Phase I program entitled, Nonlinear Dynamical Control of Laser under Contract No. N00014-93-C-0053 from the Office of Naval Research ONR, Arlington, VA. SEO successfully demonstrated stable blue-green output via second harmonic generation SHG from a solid state laser using a KNbO3 crystal in an external resonant cavity. The experiments were conducted at SEO, Orlando, Florida while the computer modelling was subcontracted to Dr. Donna Bandys group at Oklahoma State University OSU. The physics of lasers and SHG devices and their combination, naturally involves random chaotic fluctuations that can be attributed to the system nonlinearities. Controlling this behavior is demonstrated and a fundamental understanding of the role of the nonlinearities is exploited.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE