Accession Number : AD0755207

Title :   Nernst Lamp for Laser Pumping.

Descriptive Note : Final progress rept. 1 Jan-30 Nov 72,

Corporate Author : OPTITRON INC TORRANCE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pollack,Slava A. ; Caldwell,Joseph J. , Jr

Report Date : 25 JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The purpose of the project was to undertake the study, development and construction on a best effort basis of an experimental incandescent lamp of Nernst glower type for pumping a cw alphabet YLF laser using ceramic conductors with properties of selective thermal radiators for the light emitting elements. Progress in each of these areas has been made. Ceramic material research efforts have been conducted. Materials were selected and tested for their spectral thermal and electrical properties. Various glower laser pump configurations have been made and tested. A complete laser pump system, including cooling, has been made and tested. A complete laser pump system, including cooling, has been built, tested and delivered to the contractor. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTICAL PUMPING, *LASERS), (*FLASH LAMPS, OPTICAL PUMPING), CERAMIC MATERIALS, LITHIUM COMPOUNDS, YTTRIUM COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES, ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE, MANUFACTURING

Subject Categories : Astronomy
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE