Accession Number : AD0751788

Title :   Selection of a Single Pulse from a Mode-Locked TEA CO2 Laser,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER QUEBEC

Personal Author(s) : Rheault,F. ; Lachambre,J. L. ; Gilbert,J. ; Fortin,R. ; Blanchard,M.

Report Date : 14 MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The isolation of a single pulse from a transversely excited atmospheric (TEA) CO2 laser, actively mode-locked by an acoustic loss modulator, is described. The single pulse selection has been achieved with the aid of a GaAs electrooptic shutter located either inside or outside the laser resonator. Pulses of MW peak power and 2 ns duration have been recorded with instrument-limited precision. The availability of such pulses uncovers new possibilities for the investigation of laser matter interactions at 10.6 micrometers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, LIGHT PULSES), SHUTTERS(OPTICS), ELECTROOPTICS, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, CANADA

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE