Accession Number : ADD002990

Title :   Dual Function Laser for Space Laser Communications.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Barry,James D ; Freedman,Paul M

Report Date : 17 Aug 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A Nd:YAG laser operating in a dual functioning cavity with a Ba2Na(NbO3)5 frequency doubling crystal provides two frequencies of laser radiation, one frequency double the other. This provides a laser beacon beam at a wavelength of approximately 1.06 micrometers and a high data rate beam at a wavelength of approximately 0.53 micrometer.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Laser modulators, *Frequency multipliers, *Tuning devices, Infrared lasers, Barium compounds, Sodium compounds, Niobates, Crystals, Laser communications

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE