Accession Number : AD0782649

Title :   Blue-Green Laser Material.

Descriptive Note : Research technical rept. 1 Dec 71-30 Nov 73,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CRYSTAL PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Linz,Arthur ; Jenssen,Hans P. ; Gabbe,David R. ; Castleberry,Don ; Douma,Mark H.

Report Date : 30 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : Laser action has been demonstrated in Xe flash lamp pumped crystals of Li(Y(1-x)Tbx)F4, (Tb YLF), at 545 nm. Research on top-seeded solution growth of scatter-free crystals is described, together with zone refining and other techniques for feed purification. A closed loop computer-controlled growth system is described which is suitable for commercial production of YLF and which does not require corrosive and poisonous cover gases such as HF. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Solid state lasers, *Crystal growth, Single crystals, Emission spectra, Optical pumping, Yttrium compounds, Fluorides, Lithium compounds, Terbium compounds, Computers, Control

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE