Accession Number : AD0717775

Title :   Modern Optics.

Descriptive Note : Interim scientific rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 69,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : George,Nicholas

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Theoretical and experimental research is being conducted in the field of modern optics. The goal is to contribute solutions for important specific problems in the generation, propagation, properties, and uses of coherent electromagnetic radiation. Subjects of current interest are grouped into two main areas: holography and nonlinear optics. Specific new and continuing research in holography includes wide-angle holographic stereography and other forms of hybrid imaging, real image projection, blurred image restoration, conventional and real-time recording media, and cascaded input matched filtering. Specific new and continuing research in nonlinear optics includes saturation effects in magnetically tuned laser amplifiers, lasers for molecular spectroscopy and air pollution monitoring, electric-field-induced birefringence in liquids, and the intensity dependent index of refraction in solid dielectrics. The report summarizes the activity for the Calendar Year 1969. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, STEREOPHOTOGRAPHY), (*COHERENT RADIATION, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS), GAS LASERS, INFRARED LASERS, AIR POLLUTION, DIFFRACTION GRATINGS, ZEEMAN EFFECT, PHOTOGRAPHY, MATCHED FILTERS, ELECTROOPTICS, REFRACTIVE INDEX, SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO, RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE