Accession Number : ADD010365

Title :   Photon Storage Tube High Power Laser System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Meyer,Thomas W

Report Date : 07 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A photon storage tube high power laser system having a repetitively pulsed or pumped laser therein and a photon storage tube. An initial pulse of electromagnetic radiation generated by the repetitively pulsed laser is directed into the storage tube for storage until amplified by redirection through the gain medium of the repetitively pulsed laser. As a result of appropriate adjustment of related focusing optics the repetitively pulsed laser acts only as a gain medium after the initial pulse generation. Continued storage and amplfication of the initial pulse produces a high energy pulse of electromagnetic radiation which is subsequently output from the system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Laser pumping, *Storage tubes, Photons, Pulsed lasers, Optical storage, Beam forming, Laser beams, Energy storage, Mirrors, Coding

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE