Accession Number : ADA017184

Title :   Analysis of the Output Noise Induced by Acousto-Optic Cavity Dumping of a Nd:YAG Laser.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Lemons,Michael A.

Report Date : MAR 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : An experimental study was made on the amount of noise introduced into the output of an acousto-optic cavity dumped Nd:YAG laser. The minimum output intensity pulse increased as the cavity dumping percentage increased. This continued up to a cavity dumping percentage of 15%. A comparison was made between a computer simulation and the experimental data. These compared favorably until the dumping percentage exceeded 15%. An analysis was made of the effects on the varying output intensities on a satellite communication link. The results showed that the laser communication link was practical.

Descriptors :   *YAG lasers, *Laser cavities, *Laser communications, *Signal to noise ratio, Optical communications, Acoustooptics, Neodymium, Doping, Satellite communications, Theses

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE