Accession Number : ADA296836

Title :   Research in Laser Oscillation Physics and Laser Device Performance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 92-31 Mar 95,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA

Personal Author(s) : Siegman, A. E.

PDF Url : ADA296836

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : This Final Report covers a three year research program in basic laser physics and laser device technology. Research covered four main projects: synch-pumped OPO mode locking techniques; definitive measurements of a fundamental excess quantum noise mechanism; development of improved methods for defining and measuring transverse beam quality; and work on new unstable resonator and etched mirror concepts. We believe this program has been particularly productive. Mode locked IR pulses; mode locked OPO; excess quantum noise; laser beam quality; thermally mode controlled diode lasers; Nd: vanadate lasers.

Descriptors :   *INFRARED LASERS, *QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, *MODE LOCKED LASERS, *NEODYMIUM LASERS, MIRRORS, MEASUREMENT, LASER BEAMS, ETCHING, OSCILLATION, NOISE(ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC), CAVITY RESONATORS, VANADATES.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE