Accession Number : ADA506024


Title :   Power Enhancement of a Rubidium Vapor Laser With a Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (Postprint)


Descriptive Note : Technical Paper


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM DIRECTED ENERGY DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Hostutler, David A ; Klennert, Wade L


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a506024.pdf


Report Date : 15 Sep 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : A master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) with variable amplifier gain lengths was built to demonstrate power enhancement of an alkali vapor laser. A small signal gain of 0.91 / cm for two different gain lengths was observed. For a 2 cm long amplifier gain length an amplification of 7.9 dB was observed.


Descriptors :   *GAS LASERS , *POWER AMPLIFIERS , *RUBIDIUM , OPTIMIZATION , HIGH ENERGY , GAIN , REPRINTS , OSCILLATORS , DIODES , VARIABLES


Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE