Accession Number : ADA167283


Title :   Phase Conjugation Scaling for High Energy Lasers.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 82-31 Dec 84,


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Hellwarth,Robert W


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA167283


Report Date : 30 May 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : Phase conjugation of both continuous and pulsed 10.6 micron lasers by stimulated Brillouin backscattering (SBB) has been attempted. Because of various technical difficulties, conclusive evidence of SBB was not found. However, theoretical studies in this project supported further the promise of SBB for obtaining diffraction-limited beams from high power infrared lasers. Several novel schemes for realizing 10 micron waveguides of several meters length were explored experimentally. Keywords: High energy lasers; Phase conjugation; Stimulated Brillouin scattering; and Infrared waveguides.


Descriptors :   *WAVEGUIDES , *INFRARED LASERS , *INFRARED RADIATION , HIGH POWER , LIGHT SCATTERING , STIMULATION(GENERAL) , BACKSCATTERING , HIGH ENERGY , LASER APPLICATIONS , BRILLOUIN ZONES


Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE