Accession Number : ADD011215

Title :   Tunable CW Semiconductor Platelet Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Salour,M M ; Roxlo,C B ; Bebelaar,D

Report Date : 24 Jul 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Document describes a tunable continuous wave semiconductor platelet laser having an optical pump source and an external resonant cavity. The resonant cavity is bounded by a pair of spaced-apart reflective elements and has a prism therein. One of the reflective elements is partially transmissive and rotatable about its vertical axis. The semiconductor platelet 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. The prism located within the resonant cavity aids in laser tuning upon rotation of the partially transmissive reflective element. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Semiconductor lasers, *Continuous wave lasers, *Tunable lasers, Plates, Optical pumping, External, Cavity resonators, Laser cavities, Reflectivity, Vacuum, Prisms(Optics)

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE