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Automated Hf/Df Small Signal Gain Measurement System
Author(s): L. A. Pugh; J. F. Sullivan; J. T. Sabol
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Paper Abstract

A computer-controlled small signal gain measurement system has been developed for use on HF/DF chemical laser systems. The probe laser is an electrically initiated continuous wave (CW) HF/DF laser with active frequency stabilization. The probe is run single-line, single-mode with an automatic system for switching from one lasing line to another. The scanning system is designed to allow rapid, two-dimensional scan patterns to be generated in either Cartesian or polar coordinates. The entire system, including the probe laser, scanning system, data acquisition, and data reduction is controlled by a DEC PDP 11/34 minicomputer with a minimum amount of human intervention. The system is now operational and examples of measurements will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0343, Laser Diagnostics, (19 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933734
Show Author Affiliations
L. A. Pugh, Rockwell International/Rocketdyne Division (United States)
J. F. Sullivan, Rockwell International/Rocketdyne Division (United States)
J. T. Sabol, Rockwell International/Rocketdyne Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0343:
Laser Diagnostics
Sandor Holly, Editor(s)

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