Accession Number : AD0681124

Title :   STIMULATED BRILLOUIN SCATTERING AND LASER DAMAGE OF OPTICAL MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. (Part 1), Oct 66-Oct 68,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Tang,Chung L.

Report Date : 30 OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A detailed steady state theory of the stimulated Brillouin process has been developed and tested extensively experimentally using various liquids and fused quartz at room temperature. The principal results obtained are summarized in this report. Preliminary experimental results demonstrating the importance of the transient effects in the process under certain conditions have also been obtained and discussed here. Finally, the problem of laser damage of normally transparent optical materials is also briefly considered on the basis of the results obtained on the stimulated Brillouin process. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIGHT TRANSMISSION, SCATTERING), (*OPTICAL MATERIALS, *LASERS), DAMAGE, QUARTZ, LIQUIDS, FOCUSING, SOUND

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE