Accession Number : ADD009369

Title :   Color Center Laser, Material, and Method of Lasing.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schneider, Irwin

Report Date : 10 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The present invention pertains generally to methods of preparing laser materials and of lasing those materials and in particular to methods of suitably preparing color-center materials and for achieving broadly tunable lasing in those materials. A laser material for a solid state tunable laser comprises a potassium or rubidium halide crystal with lithium and/or sodium cation impurities in a crystalographic structure with point defects consisting essentially of F sub 2(t) and F sub 2(+)A color centers and electron traps. The crystals are colored both additively and with ionizing radiation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *LASERS, *COLOR CENTERS, IMPURITIES, LASER MATERIALS, HALIDES, CRYSTALS, LITHIUM, SOLID STATE LASERS, TUNABLE LASERS, POINT DEFECTS, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), SODIUM, INVENTIONS, CATIONS, POTASSIUM

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE