Accession Number : AD0778018

Title :   Tunable 10 Micron Laser, An Integrated Optics Approach to Infrared Gas Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jun 72-31 Dec 73,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP ANAHEIM CALIF ELECTRONICS RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : McMullen,J. D. ; Davis,R. L.

Report Date : 28 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : The development of an integrated optics approach to a tunable CO2 laser for application as a master oscillator or local oscillator employing a hollow planar waveguide structure is delineated herein. Laser operation has been demonstrated using a planar waveguide with transverse flow and transverse excitation, longitudinal flow and longitudinal excitation, all of which have had thickness dimensions between 470 and 1000 microns with pressures near 80 Torr. The above lasers have employed spherical and cylindrical Fabry-Perot reflectors. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Gas lasers, *Carbon dioxide lasers, *Infrared lasers, *Tunable lasers, Discharge tubes, Waveguides, Gas flow, Excitation, Gain

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE