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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 1, Iss. S1 — Jan. 1, 1962
  • pp: 103–105

Giant Optical Pulsations from Ruby

F. J. McClung and R. W. Hellwarth  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 1, Issue S1, pp. 103-105 (1962)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.1.000103


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Abstract

Giant pulses of optical maser radiation have been produced which are several orders of magnitude larger than the commonly observed spontaneous pulses. The pulses were produced by varying the effective reflectivity of the reflecting surfaces at the ends of the ruby rod through a Kerr-cell switching technique. The measured pulse characteristics are found to be in agreement with theoretical predictions.

© 1962 Optical Society of America

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Supplement on Optical Masers

History
Original Manuscript: August 28, 1961
Published: January 1, 1962

Citation
F. J. McClung and R. W. Hellwarth, "Giant Optical Pulsations from Ruby," Appl. Opt. 1, 103-105 (1962)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-1-S1-103


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References

  1. R. W. Hellwarth, Advances in Quantum Electronics, ed. J. R. Singer (Columbia U. Press, New York, 1961), p. 334.
  2. R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, W. Kaiser, Phys. Rev. Letters 5, 303 (1960). [CrossRef]

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