Accession Number : AD0753901

Title :   Stimulated-Emission Cross Section of Nd3+ at 1.06 Micrometer in POCl3, YAG, CaWO4, ED-2 Glass and LG55 Glass.

Descriptive Note : Report for Mar 70-Jun 71,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Birnbaum,Milton ; Gelbwachs,Jerry A.

Report Date : 28 DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Stimulated-emission cross sections of Nd3+ at 1.06 micrometers in POCl3, yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG), calcium tungstate (CaWO4), and two laser glasses (ED-2 and LG55) were measured by studying the laser threshold gain and inverted population. The technique of end pumping with pulsed xenon ion lasers was used with an identical laser cavity for all the Nd-doped samples. A direct comparison of the cross sections in the different hosts was obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, NEODYMIUM), (*INFRARED LASERS, OPTICAL MATERIALS), PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS, OXYCHLORIDES, YTTRIUM COMPOUNDS, ALUMINATES, GARNET, CALCIUM COMPOUNDS, TUNGSTATES, GLASS, OPTICAL PUMPING, OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE