Abstract

A frequency-doubled YAG:Nd3+ laser system has been developed to serve as a source of illumination for high-speed photographic and holographic applications. A complete description of the laser system is presented. This laser is capable of generating a burst of 0.532-μm pulses of intense Q-switched light, equally spaced in time. Results presented include an example of a time-sequenced photograph of a hypervelocity impact and the reconstruction of an in-line hologram taken using the burst laser as a source. A summary of resolution and sensitivity of a series of photographic films for use at 0.6943 μm and 0.532 μm is also presented. This may prove useful in comparing ruby and doubled YAG:Nd3+ for future photographic applications.

© 1973 Optical Society of America

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  1. R. D. Anwyl, Eastman Kodak; private communication.
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1970 (1)

F. R. Nash, G. D. Boyd, M. Sargent, P. M. Bridenbaugh, J. Appl. Phys. 41, 2564 (1970).
[CrossRef]

1969 (1)

1967 (1)

Anwyl, R. D.

R. D. Anwyl, Eastman Kodak; private communication.

Belz, R. A.

Boyd, G. D.

F. R. Nash, G. D. Boyd, M. Sargent, P. M. Bridenbaugh, J. Appl. Phys. 41, 2564 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Bridenbaugh, P. M.

F. R. Nash, G. D. Boyd, M. Sargent, P. M. Bridenbaugh, J. Appl. Phys. 41, 2564 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Farmer, W. M.

Nash, F. R.

F. R. Nash, G. D. Boyd, M. Sargent, P. M. Bridenbaugh, J. Appl. Phys. 41, 2564 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Sargent, M.

F. R. Nash, G. D. Boyd, M. Sargent, P. M. Bridenbaugh, J. Appl. Phys. 41, 2564 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Thompson, B. J.

Trolinger, J. D.

Ward, J. H.

Zinky, W. R.

Appl. Opt. (2)

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

F. R. Nash, G. D. Boyd, M. Sargent, P. M. Bridenbaugh, J. Appl. Phys. 41, 2564 (1970).
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Other (1)

R. D. Anwyl, Eastman Kodak; private communication.

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Figures (12)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Sensitivity and resolution of a number of photographic emulsions.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Overall view of burst laser system including instrument rack and laser head.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optical system diagram.

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Fig. 4

SHG intensity vs temperature for LiNbO3.

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Fig. 5

Relative efficiency between ideal and nonideal crystals (from Ref. 2, p. 2572).

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Fig. 6

Electronics block diagram.

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Fig. 7

Output pulse waveforms of 0.532 μm.

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Fig. 8

Experimental setup for taking shadowgraph photographs of hypervelocity impacts.

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Fig. 9

Sequence of shadowgraphs of hypervelocity impact.

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Fig. 10

Experimental setup for taking in-line holograms.

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Fig. 11

Experimental setup for reconstructing holograms.

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Fig. 12

Reconstruction of in-line hologram of a needle.

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