Accession Number:

ADA300646

Title:

Single Crystals for High Average Power Solid State Lasers.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

In this contract we have achieved the design and construction of a three zone horizontal Bridgman gradient freeze furnace capable to produce large NdYAG single crystal slabs for high average power diode pumped lasers. We have acquired and constructed all the major components of the furnace and the system is under assembling. In addition, we have investigated nonlinear optical borate crystals with high optical damage threshold. This includes RNB RbNbB2O6, BCBF BaCaBO3F. We also developed a highly efficient Nd laser crystal, SFAP Sr5PO43F for microchip lasers for both 1.06 and 1.32 micrometers as well as intracavity doubling at 529 and 664 nm applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE