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Database for solid state laser, optical, and nonlinear materials
Author(s): Patricia L. Cross; Elizabeth D. Filer; Norman P. Barnes; Milton W. Skolaut
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Paper Abstract

Solid-state laser models require data for laser, optical, and nonlinear materials. Depending on the particular concern being addressed by a specific model, a broad range of parameters, including, but not limited to, crystalline, optical, thermal, and mechanical properties may be required. Many materials have been investigated as potential laser. or nonlinear materials: new materials continue to be developed. Topical concerns, such as atom-to-atom energy transfer and up-conversion, force laser researchers to reassess old data in a new light. The breadth of the data requirements, the large number of materials, the necessity for future expansion, and the changing analytical requirements necessitate a versatile and flexible approach to data storage and retrieval. A computerized, interactive data base which retrieves material data in a way that is useful to the laser designer solves the problem. Such a data base, one part of a larger software package for designing new lasers and assessing the performance of existing lasers, is being developed in the Flight Electronics Division at the NASA Langley Research Center.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1223, Solid State Lasers, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18389
Show Author Affiliations
Patricia L. Cross, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Elizabeth D. Filer, Planning Research Corp. (United States)
Norman P. Barnes, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Milton W. Skolaut, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


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

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