Accession Number : ADA298655

Title :   Modelocking and Waveguide Amplifiers using Cr: Forsterite and Cr: YAG.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jan 94-Jan 95,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Pollock, Clifford R.

PDF Url : ADA298655

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Solid state laser based on Cr:YAG and Cr:Forsterite have been investigated. Self mode-locking has been achieved in both systems with a limited tuning range io the Cr:YAG system. Nanocrystals of Cr: Forsterite suspended in an index-matching polymer have been produced and spun onto a glass slide. The 1 microns thick layer has produced a significant amount of fluorescent emission but low loss wave guides were impossible to fabricate due to surface imperfections. A similar waveguide based on evanescent wave coupling into the Cr: Forsterite polymer has been built and tested. (AN)

Descriptors :   *YAG LASERS, *MODE LOCKED LASERS, HEAT TRANSFER, YTTRIUM ALUMINUM GARNET, LASER CAVITIES, FLUORESCENCE, SILICON DIOXIDE, POLYMERS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, THIN FILMS, REFRACTIVE INDEX, WAVEGUIDES, CRYSTALS, TUNING, CHROMIUM, LASER AMPLIFIERS, CONTINUOUS WAVE LASERS, LASER MATERIALS, GLASS LASERS, EVANESCENT WAVES.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE