Accession Number : AD0709698

Title :   THE INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF HIGH BRIGHTNESS FLAMES AS A POSSIBLE SOURCE FOR PUMPING SOLID LASER RODS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Jan 69-30 Apr 70,

Corporate Author : TEMPLE UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Stokes,Charles S.

Report Date : 30 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : As a follow on to previous research on the use of the cyanogen-oxygen gaseous detonation system as a method to pump both ruby and neodymium-glass laser rods, a study was initiated to investigate the possibility of using high-brightness flames as light sources to pump laser rods in a continuous mode. The use of solid additives to the flames such as aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, and neodymium chloride were investigated as to the possibility of increasing the light output either as a whole or selectively. The study included the investigation of the cyanogen-oxygen and aluminum-oxygen flames. Using as standards of comparison light sources which have been used to pump YAG-neodymium laser rods, it was possible to evaluate the feasibility of proposed systems to pump such rods. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, OPTICAL PUMPING), (*OPTICAL PUMPING, *COMBUSTION), (*CYANOGEN, OPTICAL PUMPING), CHEMICAL REACTIONS, FLAMES, RUBY, NEODYMIUM, SOLIDS, OXYGEN, ADDITIVES

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE