Accession Number : AD0769939

Title :   Infrared Dye Laser Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Sep 73.

Corporate Author : EASTMAN KODAK CO ROCHESTER N Y KODAK APPARATUS DIV

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The feasibility of a flash lamp pumped, near infrared dye laser operating at a moderate repetition rate was shown. The laser produced output pulses of 17 kw peak power at a rate of 4 pulses per minute. The flow system that is essential for multiflash operation was capable of flow rates up to 50 cc/second without degrading the output pulses; this flow rate would be adequate for operation at 10 flashes per second. The excitation source for this laser is a 20 torr N2 flash lamp with a 15 cm arc length and 3mm bore. It is powered by a 0.3 microfarad capacitor at an input energy of 86 joules. The laser produced in this project would be useful in applications requiring a few milliwatts of average power.

Descriptors :   (*Dye lasers, Feasibility studies), (*Infrared lasers, Optical pumping), Flash lamps, Light pulses

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE