Accession Number : ADD010882

Title :   Distributed Feedback Laser Employing the Stark Effect.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tobin,M S

Report Date : 15 Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This invention relates to lasers and more particularly to mirrorless, distributed-feedback lasers. This document describes an apparatus and method for producing distributed feedback in a laser. Electrodes, formed on opposite sides of a waveguide cavity, form a spatially periodic electric field in an amplification medium which exhibits the Stark effect. The field induces a modulation in the laser gain function of the medium which produces laser feedback.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gas lasers, *Stark effect, Distributed amplifiers, Feedback, Electric fields, Waveguides, Laser cavities, Perturbations, Scattering, Electrodes, Modulation, Gain

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE