Accession Number : ADA300646

Title :   Single Crystals for High Average Power Solid State Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO

Personal Author(s) : Chai, Bruce H.

PDF Url : ADA300646

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : In this contract we have achieved the design and construction of a three zone horizontal Bridgman gradient freeze furnace capable to produce large Nd:YAG single crystal slabs for high average power diode pumped lasers. We have acquired and constructed all the major components of the furnace and the system is under assembling. In addition, we have investigated nonlinear optical borate crystals with high optical damage threshold. This includes RNB (RbNbB2O6), BCBF (BaCaBO3F). We also developed a highly efficient Nd laser crystal, SFAP (Sr5(PO4)3F) for microchip lasers for both 1.06 and 1.32 micrometers as well as intracavity doubling at 529 and 664 nm applications.

Descriptors :   *HIGH POWER, *SOLID STATE LASERS, *SINGLE CRYSTALS, *BORATES, DIODES, LASER PUMPING, CALCIUM, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, DAMAGE, THRESHOLD EFFECTS, OPTICAL MATERIALS, SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, CRYSTALS, SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES, LASERS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, NIOBIUM, BORON, NEODYMIUM, FLUORIDES, BARIUM, STRONTIUM, FURNACES, PHOSPHATES, RUBIDIUM.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE