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Software system for laser design and analysis
Author(s): Patricia L. Cross; Norman P. Barnes; Elizabeth D. Filer
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Paper Abstract

The unique demands of space-based lasers for atmospheric remote sensing require the development of high efficiency, narrow line width lasers throughout the .280 pm to 10.0 μm region. The combination of laser performance requirements, large number of candidate laser materials, and complex mathematical models necessitates the development of an integrated, computerized software system consisting of a database, laser models, and a user-friendly software interface. Such a three part software system for laser design is under development. The three parts include: a database of laser, optical, and nonlinear materials; laser component, amplifier, resonator, and oscillator models; and a menu-driven interface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1223, Solid State Lasers, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18388
Show Author Affiliations
Patricia L. Cross, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Norman P. Barnes, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Elizabeth D. Filer, Planning Research Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1223:
Solid State Lasers
George Dube, Editor(s)

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