Accession Number : AD0694026

Title :   CONTINUOUS MODE LOCKING OF A CO2 LASER,

Corporate Author : UNITED AIRCRAFT CORP EAST HARTFORD CONN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : McCoy,John H.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : An optical delay line is used to form a 45 meter long CO2 laser cavity. Continuous locking of the longitudinal cavity modes has been observed with SF6 or BCl3 in the cavity. The laser output is a continuous train of uniform amplitude pulses occurring at 300 nanosecond intervals. The observed pulse widths of 60 to 70 nanosecond corresponds to locking 5 or 6 modes in a 13 to 18 MHz bandwidth. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, DELAY LINES), CARBON DIOXIDE, CAVITY RESONATORS, SULFUR COMPOUNDS, BORON COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES, CHLORIDES, LIGHT PULSES

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE