Accession Number : ADD003162

Title :   A System for Compensating Self-Focusing and Self Phase Modulation in Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Lehmberg,Robert H

Report Date : 03 Aug 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This patent application is directed to the use of a material with a negative nonlinear index of refraction to compensate for the positive nonlinear index of refraction of a solid state laser amplifier. The negative-index material is placed between two laser amplifiers, or a laser amplifier may be placed between two negative index materials. A chain of such elements may be assembled in a laser system.

Descriptors :   *Laser modulators, *Solid state lasers, *Patent applications, Refractive index, Laser amplifiers

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE