Accession Number : ADA115942

Title :   Aspects of High-Energy Laser Theory.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE

Personal Author(s) : Hillery,Mark ; Scully,Marlan O

PDF Url : ADA115942

Report Date : 31 Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The research which was conducted under this contract fell mainly into three categories: gain switching, infection locking, and photon statistics. In addition, some work in the foundations of radiative transport theory and spectroscopy was also performed. The use of a metastable state as the upper laser level was shown to offer the possibility of obtaining large inversions and thereby storing large amounts of energy in the lasing medium. The problem associated with this is that the linear gain which one obtains from the transition from this level to the lower laser level is quite small. The possibility of 'dumping' the energy stored in the metastable was investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Injection lasers, *High energy, *Gain, Polarization, Diatomic molecules, Frequency, Control, Switches, Metastable state, Dipole moments

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE