Accession Number : AD0475739

Title :   HIGH POWER LASER AMPLIFIER CHAIN TECHNIQUES.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly interim rept. no. 3, 14 Jan-14 Apr 65,

Corporate Author : XEROX ELECTRO-OPTICAL SYSTEMS PASADENA CA

Personal Author(s) : Clark, G. L.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : This report discusses activities related to the testing of various components of an optical radar transmitter using the master oscillator-power amplifier (MOPA) concept. The transmitter employs a continuous-wave room-temperature YAG:Nd3+ oscillator, neodymium-doped-glass amplifiers, Kerr-cell modulator, and Faraday isolators and circulator. Also included in this report is a detailed discussion of neodymium-doped hosts and their application in laser components. Various aspects of optical radar were discussed at RADC in February and these data, together with a paper on coherent laser radar, are presented as appendixes to this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, OPTICAL TRACKING), (*OPTICAL RADAR, MATERIALS), ELECTROOPTICS, TEST METHODS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), POWER AMPLIFIERS, OSCILLATORS, MODULATORS, WAVEGUIDE CIRCULATORS, DOPING, CAVITY RESONATORS, NEODYMIUM, YTTRIUM COMPOUNDS, INFRARED SPECTRA, ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, OXYGEN COMPOUNDS, GARNET, FREQUENCY, INTENSITY, RESOLUTION, OPTICAL PUMPING, INFRARED RADIATION, MODEL TESTS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), EMISSIVITY.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE