Accession Number:

ADD009369

Title:

Color Center Laser, Material, and Method of Lasing.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-03-10

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The present invention pertains generally to methods of preparing laser materials and of lasing those materials and in particular to methods of suitably preparing color-center materials and for achieving broadly tunable lasing in those materials. A laser material for a solid state tunable laser comprises a potassium or rubidium halide crystal with lithium andor sodium cation impurities in a crystalographic structure with point defects consisting essentially of F sub 2t and F sub 2A color centers and electron traps. The crystals are colored both additively and with ionizing radiation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE