Accession Number : AD0705760

Title :   SATURATION-INDUCED PHASE DISTORTION IN LASER AMPLIFIERS,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Booth,D. J. ; Troup,G. J.

Report Date : 23 JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The effect of refractive index changes, caused by nonuniform saturation of the laser medium, on the wavefront of a beam propagating through a laser amplifier is considered. A number of examples of wavefront distortion are included. The effect of saturation-induced phase distortions on beam divergence and frequency modulation is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, DISTORTION), PHASE, REFRACTIVE INDEX, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, FREQUENCY MODULATION

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE