Accession Number : ADD010060

Title :   Laser Bottlenecking Technique.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Eden,J Gary

Report Date : 23 Nov 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This invention relates to a technique for lasing a gas in a gas lasing device to obtain stimulated light emission at a desired wavelength by bottlenecking the high gain transitions in the gas so that certain low gain transitions which will yield the desired wavelength are now able to oscillate. This technique comprises the steps of optimizing the mirror transmission for the desired light frequency, and pumping the laser gas with a pulse whose width is much longer than that required to bottleneck the high gain transitions. This technique may be utilized with both molecular and atomic gases.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gas lasers, *Laser pumping, Laser gases, Light, Emission spectra, Stimulation(General), Excitation, Transitions, Energy levels, Gain, Mirrors, Transmissions(Mechanical), Optimization, Frequency, Waveforms, Pulsed lasers, Argon, Nitrogen

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE