Accession Number : AD0782233

Title :   Optical Pumps for Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 24 Apr 72-23 Jun 73,

Corporate Author : EG AND G INC SALEM MASS

Personal Author(s) : Newell,P. Bruce

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The specific objective was to investigate and improve those lamp design and operating parameters which affect laser beam quality in a given laser cavity. The parameters which were investigated included: gas fill and gas pressure, arc diameter, preionization techniques, laser rod size, and laser rod surface condition. The lamps were evaluated in free air, in a fluorescence measuring device, and in actual laser cavities. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *FLASH LAMPS, *OPTICAL PUMPING, *NEODYMIUM LASERS, XENON, KRYPTON, LASER BEAMS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE