Accession Number : ADA326345

Title :   A CW Laser Master Oscillator for a Scaleable Sodium Guide Star. General Issues.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OXFORD UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM) CLARENDON LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hogan, Geoff ; Webb, C. E.

PDF Url : ADA326345

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This report results from a contract tasking Claredon Laboratory as follows: The contractor will construct a CW dye laser that functions as a master oscillator. The output of the oscillator will be locked to a relevant sodium line and will be broadened to efficiently excite mesopheric sodium. In order to conduct this oscillator the contractor will design and construct an atomic sodium frequency lock and investigate schemes for line broadening of the output.

Descriptors :   *CONTINUOUS WAVE LASERS, LASER PUMPING, ELECTROOPTICS, SODIUM, LASER BEAMS, LASER APPLICATIONS, DYE LASERS, ARGON LASERS, ADAPTIVE OPTICS, LINE SPECTRA.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE