Accession Number : AD0697694

Title :   RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH QUALITY LASER GLASS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 67-31 May 69,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN OPTICAL CORP SOUTHBRIDGE MASS CENTRAL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Woodcock,Richard F. ; Deeg,Emil W. ; Silverberg,Carl G.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The use of Nd doped glass systems for high brightness or high intensity applications requires that the laser material must be free of inclusions, of good optical quality, free of Fe(2+) ion impurities which absorb strongly at 1.06 micromicron and in many cases must possess these properties over large volumes of glass. This report describes progress toward achieving this end. The all-ceramic melting facilities are described and operational problems are delineated. Model homogenization experiments were performed and results are presented. Evaluation of glass produced from the all-ceramic facilities was carried out and the data are tabulated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, MATERIALS), (*OPTICAL GLASS, MANUFACTURING), FURNACES, MELTING, NEODYMIUM COMPOUNDS, OXIDES, DOPING, CERAMIC MATERIALS, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), OPTICAL PROPERTIES, QUALITY CONTROL, IMPURITIES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), CRUCIBLES, ANNEALING, SPECIFICATIONS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE