Accession Number : ADA112122

Title :   Quantum Mechanics Applied to Dye Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA NIGHT VISION AND ELECTRO-OPTICS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Pearce,Carol K

PDF Url : ADA112122

Report Date : Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The application of quantum mechanics to dye laser theory is reviewed, based upon recent semiclassical and fully quantum mechanical studies. Both semiclassical and fully quantum mechanical approaches were included. Phenomena investigated in the dye laser medium included spectral hole burning, propagation of light pulses, and light absorption and emission. Some studies realistically included consideration of the triplet state. Mixtures of lasing dyes, or of lasing and saturable absorber dyes, were not treated, nor were vapor dye lasers. Theoretical limitations that might be inherent in dye lasers, such as gain and power output, are other important areas that deserve examination in future studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Dye lasers, *Quantum theory, Quantum electronics, Radiation absorption, Emission spectra, Absorption spectra, Atomic energy levels, Electron transitions, Dyes, Q switching, Light transmission, Polarization, Probability density functions

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE