Accession Number : ADD008709

Title :   Coherent Optical Source.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Nemarich,Joseph ; Simonis,George J

Report Date : 25 Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A laser master oscillator and a laser power amplifier are described which utilize different lasing substances such as a semiconductor diode injection laser as the master oscillator and either a solid state or gas laser as the amplifier. A preferred embodiment utilizes an indium gallium arsenide laser diode and a neodymium solid state laser amplifier. The latter may be optically pumped with either a flash lamp or pulsed light emitting or laser diodes, the latter configuration resulting in an all solid state optical source. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Laser amplifiers, *Solid state lasers, *Power amplifiers, Laser pumping, Sources, Coherent optical radiation, Neodymium lasers, Gallium arsenides, Indium compounds, Semiconductor lasers, Injection lasers

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE