Accession Number : AD0775746
Title : Nd:YAG Mini-Face-Pumped Laser (FPL).
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 71-May 73,
Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CORPORATE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SCHENECTADY N Y
Personal Author(s) : Chernoch,Joseph P. ; Jones,William B.
Report Date : DEC 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 81
Abstract : The purpose of this program was to demonstrate the feasibility of extending the Mini-Face-Pumped Laser (FPL) concept to use Nd:YAG as the laser material. The program is divided into 2 parts: the experimental investigation of Nd:YAG Mini-FPL pump cavities, and the theoretical study of the possible application of the Mini-FPL concept to the low power, high efficiency mode of operation required for space communications. Design parameters were generated which are necessary for the construction of YAG Mini-FPL's with specific performances.
Descriptors : *Neodymium lasers, *Space communications, Laser cavities, Optical pumping, Low power, Continuous waves, Thermal properties, Distortion, Efficiency
Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE