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
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE