Accession Number : ADD010039

Title :   Synchronously Pumped Mode-Locked Semiconductor Platelet Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Salour,Michael M

Report Date : 23 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A synchronously pumped mode-locked semiconductor laser having an actively mode-locked optical pump source and an external resonant cavity. The resonant cavity is bounded by a pair of spaced-apart reflective elements. One of the reflective elements is partially transmissive and mounted for translational movement. The semiconductor crystal is mounted upon the other reflective element and both are mounted within a temperature controlled, vacuum environment while being capable of being moved in three dimensions. Appropriate laser pumping and adjustment of the translational movement of one of the reflective elements of the laser produces an output from the laser in the form of pulses of electromagnetic energy. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Laser cavities, *Mode locked lasers, *Semiconductor lasers, *Laser pumping, Cavity resonators, Electromagnetic wave propagation, Optical pumping, Pulses, Semiconductors, Environments, Reflectors, Crystals, Reflection, Radiation, Lasers, External, Vacuum

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE