Accession Number : ADD005664

Title :   Optimized Mode-Locked, Frequency Doubled Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Barry,James D

Report Date : 28 Nov 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : In a solid state, folded cavity, laser having a fundamental frequency and a second harmonic frequency, the efficiency of the laser is improved by placing a quarter wave plate, at the lower frequency, in the leg of the cavity containing the lasing element and positioning the quarter wave plate by angular rotation to compensate for any polarization discrimination to the laser rod gain. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Mode locked lasers, *Laser cavities, *Neodymium lasers, *Yag lasers, Solid state lasers, Polarization, Mirrors, Laser pumping, Frequency multipliers, Birefringence, Harmonic analysis

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE