Accession Number : ADD000433

Title :   Bandwidth-limited, Cavity-Dumped Laser System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Milam,David ; Hordvik,Audun ; Bradbury,Rudaolph A ; Schlossberg,Howard R

Report Date : 11 Feb 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent concerns a bandwidth-limited, cavity-dumped laser system having a mode-locked laser cavity in which the rear mirror thereof is replaced by a Michelson interferometer. A pulsed phase shifter with ends cut at Brewster's angle is placed in one arm of the interferometer. When a 90 degree phase shift is abruptly applied to the one interferometer arm after the mode-locked pulse has reached peak intensity, the pulse will be dumped from the laser cavity.

Descriptors :   *Mode locked lasers, *Patents, Tunable lasers, Interferometers, Laser cavities, Phase shift, Frequency multipliers

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE