Accession Number:

ADD002990

Title:

Dual Function Laser for Space Laser Communications.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-17

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A NdYAG laser operating in a dual functioning cavity with a Ba2NaNbO35 frequency doubling crystal provides two frequencies of laser radiation, one frequency double the other. This provides a laser beacon beam at a wavelength of approximately 1.06 micrometers and a high data rate beam at a wavelength of approximately 0.53 micrometer.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE