Accession Number : ADA010621

Title :   A Study of Diagnostic Systems for High Power Infrared Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jun-Dec 72,

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Stocker,H. J.

Report Date : MAR 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The problem of recording and displaying the spatial and temporal intensity distribution of high power carbon dioxide lasers is analysed in terms of information rate, spatial resolution, frame rate, dynamic range and contrast ratio. State-of-the-art infrared detectors, state-of-the-art data processing and data displaying systems as well as possible future technologies are examined as to availability, cost and reliability. The study concludes that an approach using a linear array of pyroelectric detectors, a digital tape recorder, a minicomputer and an CRT display comes close to fulfilling present requirements. Recommendations regarding medium-term research in this area are made.

Descriptors :   *Carbon dioxide lasers, *Infrared lasers, *Test equipment, Optical instruments, Detectors, Gas lasers, Coherent radiation, Laser beams, Instrumentation, High energy, Data processing, Display systems, Digital systems, Tape recorders, Liquid crystals, Minicomputers

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE