Accession Number : AD0771444

Title :   Research Studies on Laser Harmonic Generation.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Kung,A. H. ; Young,J. F. ; Harris,S. E.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The past year work has been concentrated on the construction of a high power Nd:YAG laser and generation of vacuum ultraviolet and soft x-ray radiation using harmonic techniques. The authors have successfully constructed and evaluated a laser system that yields a single 25 psec pulse with a peak power of about 5 x 10 to the 8th power watts, demonstrated the technique of generation of vacuum ultraviolet radiation in phase-matched mixtures of inert gases, and have demonstrated, for the first time, stimulated emission in multiple photon-pumped Xe and Ar excimers, leading to possibilities of broad band and tunable vacuum ultraviolet radiation. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Ultraviolet lasers, Infrared lasers, Neodymium lasers, Yttrium aluminum garnet, Optical pumping, Xenon, Argon, Tunable lasers

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE