Accession Number : AD0479017

Title :   CHEMICALLY PUMPED LASER SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 2, 1 Aug-31 Oct 65,

Corporate Author : PHILCO NEWPORT BEACH CA AERONUTRONIC DIV

Personal Author(s) : Byron, S. R. ; Kuby, W. C. ; Lawrence, W. W. ; Laderman, A. J.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Studies of the chemically driven shocked xenon laser pumping source during this reporting period have resulted in the following observations: (1) anomalous spiking of ruby laser output appears to be due to a bending vibration of the crystal induced by the shock wave; (2) the transverse coupling geometry sometimes results in crystal damage; (3) studies of the coaxial coupling geometry should be resumed; (4) the overall efficiency of the chemical pumping source as developed to date falls short of the performance offered by batteries, but shows promise of becoming competitive. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PUMPING(ELECTRONICS)), (*LASERS, (*RUBY, LASERS), SHOCK WAVES, SHOCK TUBES, XENON, SINGLE CRYSTALS, OSCILLATION, ENERGY CONVERSION, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), INSTRUMENTATION.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE