Intense laser beams; Proceedings of the Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 23, 24, 1992Various papers on intense laser beams are presented. Individual topics addressed include: novel methods of copper vapor laser excitation, UCLA IR FEL, lasing characteristics of a large-bore copper vapor laser (CVL), copper density measurement of a large-bore CVL, high-power XeCl excimer laser, solid state direct-drive circuit for pumping gas lasers, united energy model for FELs, intensity and frequency instabilities in double-mode CO2 lasers, comparison of output power stabilities of CO and CO2 lasers, increasing efficiency of sealed-off CO lasers, thermal effects in singlet delta oxygen generation, optical extraction from the chemical oxygen-iodine laser medium, generation and laser diagnostic analysis of bismuth fluoride. Also discussed are: high-Q resonator design for an HF overtone chemical lasers, improved coatings for HF overtone lasers, scaled atmospheric blooming experiment, simulation on producing conjugate field using deformable mirrors, paraxial theory of amplitude correction, potential capabilities of adaptive optical systems in the atmosphere, power beaming research at NASA, system evaluations of laser power beaming options, performance projections for laser beam power to space, independent assessment of laser power beaming options, removal of atmospheric CFCs by lasers, efficiency of vaporization cutting by CVL.
Wade, Richard C. (Science Applications International Corp. Marietta, GA, United States)
Ulrich, Peter B. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1992
Lasers And Masers
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IDRelationTitle19930069117WorkPower beaming research at NASA19930069118WorkSystem evaluations of laser power beaming options19930069119WorkPerformance projections for laser beam power to space19930069120WorkIndependent assessment of laser power beaming options