Accession Number : ADD013336

Title :   Circuit for Synchronizing a Mode-Locked Oscillator-Amplifier Dye Laser with a Streak Camera Detection System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 10 Dec 84, patented 14 Apr 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kenney-Wallace, Geraldine A ; Quitevis, Edward L

Report Date : 14 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A synchronization circuit couples a mode-locked oscillator-amplifier laser to a streak camera and Vidicon detection system. A sync signal from a mode-locker driver and a sync signal from a Nd:YAG pump laser act as basic circuit start signals. The circuit, with appropriate electronic timing delays, generates a Q-switch signal to the Nd:YAG laser to control the amplifier pump pulses to overlap with a dye laser pulse as it arrives in each stage of an optical amplifier chain.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *DYE LASERS, *MODE LOCKED LASERS, *PULSED LASERS, *Q SWITCHING, *STREAK CAMERAS, *SYNCHRONIZATION(ELECTRONICS), *YAG LASERS, AMPLIFIERS, CHAINS, CIRCUITS, CONTROL, COUPLING(INTERACTION), DETECTORS, LASERS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, OSCILLATORS, OVERLAP, PULSES, PUMPS, SIGNALS, VIDICONS

Subject Categories : Photography
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE