Accession Number : ADD003649

Title :   Internally Referenced, Laser Intracavity Technique for Measuring Small Gains or Losses.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Pilloff,Herschel S

Report Date : 07 Dec 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A method for measuring small gain or losses in a laser cavity is described. The method includes placing a sample in a cell in a two beam system in which one beam polarized in one direction passes through the cell while the other beam of different polarization does not pass through the cell. The ratio of the two polarizations with the sample in and out of the cell in the system determines a measure of the effect of the sample on the system. The ratios are measured with the sample cell empty and then with sample in the cell.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Laser cavities, *Test equipment, Measuring instruments, Gain, Polarization, Losses

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE