Accession Number : ADA133078

Title :   Raman-Shifted XeCl Laser Development for a Spaceborne Blue-Green Source.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jul 80-May 81,

Corporate Author : NORTHROP RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER PALOS VERDES PENINSULA CA

Personal Author(s) : Stappaerts,E A ; Plummer,M J ; Long,W H , Jr ; Brosnan,S J ; Komine,H

PDF Url : ADA133078

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : This report describes work performed under the Navy/DARPA Submarine Laser Communications Program. Phase I of this program calls for a laboratory demonstration of a 1 joule laser source emitting in the 450-510 nm region of the spectrum with an efficiency of 1%. IN order to meet these goals, Northrop Research and Technology Center has developed a Raman down-converted XeC1 laser. Results of this experimental/theoretical research are presented.

Descriptors :   *Xenon lasers, *Laser communications, *Performance(Engineering), Laboratory tests, Raman spectra, Chlorine, Sources, Laser beams, Electric discharges, Test and evaluation, Models, Systems engineering

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Submarine Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE