Accession Number : AD0753902

Title :   Centerline Laser Radiation Intensity in Unstable Cavity.

Descriptive Note : Report for Jan-Apr 72,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Mirela,Harold ; Batdorf,Samuel B.

Report Date : 01 SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The variation of laser radiation intensity along the axis of an unstable optical cavity is investigated theoretically. The present study is an extension of the work of Rigrod to situations in which geometric divergence of the radiation must be taken into account. Diffraction effects are neglected. The present results are useful for determination of the conditions under which the region near the axis is saturated. The results are also applicable for estimating transmitted intensity, near the axis, for cavities employing partially transmitting mirrors or gratings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, REFLECTORS), INTENSITY, GAIN, MIRRORS, REFLECTION

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE