Accession Number : ADA140984

Title :   Tunable Optical Sources.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 20 Feb 81-19 Feb 84,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA EDWARD L GINZTON LAB OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Byer,R L

PDF Url : ADA140984

Report Date : 19 Apr 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The objective of this study has been to advance the understanding and state-of-the-art of tunable coherent sources. The main areas of investigation have been the development of neodymium-doped-glass slab lasers, and the generation of tunable radiation by nonlinear optical conversion. This research is motivated by a number of applications including X-ray generation in laser produced plasmas for high resolution imaging and lithography, and the generation of tunable coherent radiation for remote sensing of atmospheric constituants and conditions.

Descriptors :   *Tunable lasers, *Light sources, *Solid state lasers, Thermal stresses, Light, Propagation, Neodymium lasers, Glass lasers, YAG LASERS, Gadolinium, Gallium, Garnet, Nonlinear systems, Optics, Optical properties, Parameters, Oscillation, Silver, Gallium, Sulfur, Selenium, Urea, Magnesium oxides, Lithium niobates

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE