Accession Number : AD0467468

Title :   FACE PUMPED LASER.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual technical summary rept., 1 Dec 64-31 May 65,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY NY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY LABS

Personal Author(s) : Almasi, J. C. ; Chernoch, J. P. ; Tittel, K. F. ; Tomiyasu, K.

Report Date : 31 MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : Four different neodymium doped glasses have been procured and optically finished in the form of discs and segments. Face pumped assemblies have been completed to test discs of 6 and 3 inch diameters. The 6-inch disc assembly has been used to: (a) demonstrate laser action, (b) measure optical distortion due to thermal effects, and (c) measure amplified spontaneous emission. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, PUMPING(ELECTRONICS)), THERMAL RADIATION, GAIN, MIRRORS, GLASS, IMPURITIES, NEODYMIUM, DISTORTION, MEASUREMENT, BEAMS(ELECTROMAGNETIC), REFRACTIVE INDEX, SILICATES, FLUORESCENCE, INTENSITY, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE