Accession Number : AD0630933

Title :   OPTICAL INHOMOGENEITIES IN PUMPED LASERS.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual technical rept. no. 1, 22 Jun-31 Dec 65,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN OPTICAL CO SOUTHBRIDGE MASS RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Koester,Charles J.

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : This report delineates progress made during the analysis in depth of thermal distortion of wavefronts in large laser rods. Included is an Introduction and Summary which briefly describes the problem, the program, results to date and future direction of effort. A review of previous work by American Optical Company and others is given. In separate sections, Thermally Stable Cavities, Temperature Profiles and Index Changes are treated. Finally a mathematical study of End Region Stress Analysis is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, THERMAL STABILITY), GLASS, RODS, THERMAL STRESSES, LIGHT, DISTORTION, OPTICS, SOLID STATE PHYSICS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE