Accession Number : ADD000767

Title :   Laser System for Producing Variable Duration Short Pulses.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Milam,David ; Schlossberg,Howard ; Szoke,Abraham

Report Date : 22 Apr 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent discloses a laser system for producing intense variable duration short pulses in the range of 0.1 to 3.0 nanoseconds. The laser system uses a Michelson interferometer set for maximum reflection at the lasing frequency as one end element. A phase or amplitude switch is placed in the cavity in front of the interferometer in order to change the input to the interferometer resulting in a pulse out of the interferometer whose duration is given by twice the difference in path length of the interferometer arms divided by the speed of light.

Descriptors :   *Pulsed lasers, *Patents, Light pulses, Optical pumping, Interferometers, Mirrors, Laser modulators

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE