Accession Number : AD0773703

Title :   Saturation Properties of TEA-CO2 Amplifiers in the Nanosecond Pulse Regime,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER QUEBEC

Personal Author(s) : Rheault,F. ; Lachambre,J. L. ; Gilbert,J. ; Fortin,R. ; Blanchard,M.

Report Date : 25 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Experimental data are presented for the energy extraction of a nanosecond pulse propagating with different energy flux densities in a grid-type double-discharge TEA-CO2 amplifier. The results show that the amplifying medium behaves essentially as a two-level system with a saturation energy of 155 mJ/sq cm. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Gas lasers, *Carbon dioxide lasers, *Infrared lasers, Light pulses, Gain, Canada

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE