Accession Number:

ADD013336

Title:

Circuit for Synchronizing a Mode-Locked Oscillator-Amplifier Dye Laser with a Streak Camera Detection System.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 10 Dec 84, patented 14 Apr 87,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1987-04-14

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A synchronization circuit couples a mode-locked oscillator-amplifier laser to a streak camera and Vidicon detection system. A sync signal from a mode-locker driver and a sync signal from a NdYAG pump laser act as basic circuit start signals. The circuit, with appropriate electronic timing delays, generates a Q-switch signal to the NdYAG laser to control the amplifier pump pulses to overlap with a dye laser pulse as it arrives in each stage of an optical amplifier chain.

Subject Categories:

  • Photography
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE