Accession Number : AD0726522

Title :   Electrostrictive Self-Trapping of Picosecond Laser Pulse Trains,

Corporate Author : PERKIN-ELMER CORP WILTON CONN

Personal Author(s) : Kerr,Edwin L.

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A nanosecond-long train of picosecond laser pulses theoretically can produce self-focusing and trapping by electrostriction, even though the trapping threshold for a single picosecond pulse is very high. The relative roles of electrostriction and various types of Kerr effect in picosecond pulse train trapping should be assessed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COHERENT RADIATION, LIGHT PULSES), FOCUSING, ELECTROSTRICTION

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE