Accession Number : AD0785669

Title :   20 PPS Holmium: Yttrium Lithium Fluoride Laser Transmitter,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Rosati,Vincent J.

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Holmium-doped yttrium lithium fluoride (Ho:YLF), emitting at 2.06 micrometers, is a promising material for laser target designators. In the following sections, the design and construction of a 20 pps 2 micrometer designator transmitter is presented. In the following, the systems specifications of the 1.06 micrometer lightweight designator, presently undergoing engineering development, are accepted as the relevant baseline for a 2 micrometer device. The salient features of the 1.06 micrometer device are: 100 mJ output, 20 ns pulse length, 10-20 pps, 0.2 mrad beam divergence, and 12 lb total weight.

Descriptors :   *Holmium, *Solid state lasers, Performance(Engineering), Atomic energy levels, Energy transfer, Doping, Fluorides, Lithium compounds, Yttrium compounds, Detectors, Laser cavities

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE