Accession Number : AD0743979

Title :   CW YAG Laser Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jul 70-Jul 71,

Corporate Author : QUANTRONIX CORP SMITHTOWN N Y

Personal Author(s) : Stein,Alexander

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : A Nd:YAG laser has been built which provided self compensation of thermally induced stress birefringence and yielded a power output of 27 watts in the TEM(00) mode. To improve the compensation, compact structures involving cemented and sleeved assemblies were fabricated and tested. The limitations of the present compensation technique are discussed and design changes for improved performance are proposed. The performance of compensated Nd:YAG lasers was compared with that of Nd:YA103 systems. Finally, an analysis of the use of the compensated laser as a pump for nonlinear optical processes is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, YTTRIUM COMPOUNDS), (*INFRARED LASERS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), ALUMINATES, NEODYMIUM, BIREFRINGENCE, THERMAL PROPERTIES, POLARIZATION, MANUFACTURING, FOCUSING, POWER, EFFICIENCY, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE