Accession Number : AD0700949

Title :   OPTICAL PUMPING OF LASERS.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical rept. no. 2, 1 Jul-31 Dec 69,

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH LABS PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,Lyle H. ; Liberman,Irving ; Liebermann,Richard ; Federowicz,Alex ; Armstrong,Lloyd , Jr

Report Date : 31 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : The emission spectra of 40 amp-2.5 atm xenon and krypton arc discharges are calculated. The spectral overlap of these spectra and the measured emission spectra of tungsten and potassium-mercury arc discharges with the measured absorption spectra of Nd:YAG are calculated. Relative system efficiencies are calculated and agree very well with measured values. It is found that the K-Hg lamp is four times more efficient in pumping Nd:YAG than the studied W, Kr and Xe lamps. Five trial power series expansions and a numerical iterative technique have been selected for the parameter-fitting method of determining electronic radial wave functions of heavy atoms. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, OPTICAL PUMPING), (*OPTICAL PUMPING, *LIGHTING EQUIPMENT), GARNET, KRYPTON, ELECTRIC ARCS, WAVE FUNCTIONS, CURVE FITTING, XENON LAMPS, LINE SPECTRA, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE