Accession Number : ADA189716

Title :   Nonlinear Optical Phase Conjugation in Fluorescein and Bismuth Silicate (BSO).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Leatherman, Phillip R

PDF Url : ADA189716

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The goal of the experiment was to produce nonlinear optical phase conjugation (NOPC) in fluorescein-doped boric acid glass and in BSO, and to use two-wave mixing (TWM) in BSO to transfer energy between laser beams. Next, the parameters that affect these processes were to be examined. The parameters measured for phase conjugation were the power and intensity of the various beams, angles between the beams, orientation of the BSO crystal, sample thickness and concentration, polarization and wavelength of the incident beams. A Argon Ion and a HeCd laser were used in the experiment. Phase conjugation was produced in BSO at all wavelengths available; 441.6 nm, 457.9 nm, 476.5 nm, 488.0 nm, and 514.5 nm. In fluorescein-doped boric acid, phase conjugation was produced at all wavelengths but 514.5 nm.

Descriptors :   *BISMUTH, *SILICATES, *FLUORESCENT DYES, ARGON, ENERGY TRANSFER, FREQUENCY, IONS, LASER BEAMS, LASERS, MIXING, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, POLARIZATION, THICKNESS, THESES

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE