Accession Number : AD0786507

Title :   A High Radiance Flashlamp Pumped Dye Laser.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Ewanizky,Theodore F.

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A negative-branch, confocal unstable resonator has been found to significantly improve the beam quality of a coaxial flashlamp pumped rhodamine 6G dye laser. In a performance comparison with a conventional parallel-plane mirror resonator, over an order of magnitude increase in laser beam radiance has been measured. The negative-branch unstable resonator demonstrated relatively uncritical alignment sensitivity, a major practical advantage for field application. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Dye lasers, *Cavity resonators, *Laser beams, Flash lamps, Optical pumping, Alignment, Performance(Engineering)

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE