Accession Number:

ADD002359

Title:

Calorimeter for an Unstable Laser Resonator.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-02-10

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The present invention is concerned with providing an apparatus for measuring the output power from an edge coupled unstable resonator as a function of mode geometry without fabrication of a variety of coupling mirrors and without the need for a window. The apparatus includes a flat absorbing metal plate positioned perpendicular to the optical axis of the resonator and replacing the output coupling mirror therein. A rectangular hole in the plate is centered with and orthogonal to the cavity output power while containing the radiation within the cavity.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE