Accession Number : ADA192514

Title :   Laser Spectroscopy Investigations of Materials for Solid State Laser Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Jan 85-15 Jan 88,

Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA STATE UNIV STILLWATER DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Powell, Richard C

PDF Url : ADA192514

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 155

Abstract : Some of the results of major importance from this work are: (1) The development of a method for producing laser-induced grating optical devices in glasses; (2) The elucidation of the effects of Mg on inhibiting the photorefractive response of lithium niobate; (3) The demonstration of tunable single pass gain from a closed shell ion in the visible spectral region; (4) A demonstration of the decrease in fluorescence quenching in fiber crystals; (5) A demonstration of the effects of thermal annealing on the infrared absorption and visible emission in Ti-sapphire laser crystals; and (6) A measurement of the pump band to metastable state relaxation rate in alexandrite laser crystals. Keywords: Laser spectroscopy, Laser systems, Solid state laser systems, Optical devices, Fiber crystals, Laser crystals.

Descriptors :   *CRYSTALS, *GRATINGS(SPECTRA), *LASERS, *LITHIUM NIOBATES, *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, ABSORPTION, ANNEALING, BERYL, EMISSION, FIBERS, FLUORESCENCE, GEMS(MINERALS), INFRARED RADIATION, IONS, METASTABLE STATE, QUENCHING, RATES, REGIONS, RELAXATION, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), SOLID STATE LASERS, SPECTRA, SPECTROSCOPY, THERMAL RADIATION, VISIBLE SPECTRA

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE