Accession Number : AD0743823

Title :   Double-Discharge TEA Laser Beams,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER QUEBEC

Personal Author(s) : Fortin,R. ; Laflamme,A. K. ; Rheault,F.

Report Date : 20 SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The energy and power density distributions of a multi-transverse-mode laser beam are predicted from a simple theoretical model. The corresponding experimental verifications show a good agreement for both the near- and far-field behavior of these beams. Finally, a method for optimizing the peak power density in the focal volume of a converging element is suggested. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, *COHERENT RADIATION), GAS DISCHARGES, GAIN, POWER SPECTRA, INTENSITY, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, FOCUSING, CANADA

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE