Abstract

A high-speed image converter camera has been used to study the time variations as a function of position of the light emitted from a pink ruby operated as a laser. The gross properties of the emitted light follow the thereotical predictions reasonably well, but the new experimental technique used in these studies reveals a wealth of detail about the time variations of this light which has not been previously reported.

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  1. R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, Phys. Rev. Letters 5, 303 (1960).
    [Crossref]
  2. R. W. Hellwarth, Phys. Rev. Letters 6, 9 (1961).
    [Crossref]
  3. G. L. Clark, R. F. Wuerker, and C. M. York, Paper presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Optical Society, October 19, 1961, Paper TC18.
  4. G. L. Clark, IRE Wescon Convention Record, Part 5, p. 189 (1958).

1961 (1)

R. W. Hellwarth, Phys. Rev. Letters 6, 9 (1961).
[Crossref]

1960 (1)

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, Phys. Rev. Letters 5, 303 (1960).
[Crossref]

Bond, W.

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, Phys. Rev. Letters 5, 303 (1960).
[Crossref]

Clark, G. L.

G. L. Clark, R. F. Wuerker, and C. M. York, Paper presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Optical Society, October 19, 1961, Paper TC18.

G. L. Clark, IRE Wescon Convention Record, Part 5, p. 189 (1958).

Collins, R. J.

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, Phys. Rev. Letters 5, 303 (1960).
[Crossref]

Garrett, C. G. B.

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, Phys. Rev. Letters 5, 303 (1960).
[Crossref]

Hellwarth, R. W.

R. W. Hellwarth, Phys. Rev. Letters 6, 9 (1961).
[Crossref]

Kaiser, W.

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, Phys. Rev. Letters 5, 303 (1960).
[Crossref]

Nelson, D. F.

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, Phys. Rev. Letters 5, 303 (1960).
[Crossref]

Schawlow, A. L.

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, Phys. Rev. Letters 5, 303 (1960).
[Crossref]

Wuerker, R. F.

G. L. Clark, R. F. Wuerker, and C. M. York, Paper presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Optical Society, October 19, 1961, Paper TC18.

York, C. M.

G. L. Clark, R. F. Wuerker, and C. M. York, Paper presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Optical Society, October 19, 1961, Paper TC18.

Phys. Rev. Letters (2)

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, Phys. Rev. Letters 5, 303 (1960).
[Crossref]

R. W. Hellwarth, Phys. Rev. Letters 6, 9 (1961).
[Crossref]

Other (2)

G. L. Clark, R. F. Wuerker, and C. M. York, Paper presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Optical Society, October 19, 1961, Paper TC18.

G. L. Clark, IRE Wescon Convention Record, Part 5, p. 189 (1958).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experimental apparatus.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Photograph of the total coherent light emitted from a 90° ruby laser in a single pulse of the pumping source.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Sequence of emission patterns observed by the camera operated in its framing mode. The three exposures are of 200 nsec duration and separated by intervals of 5 and 10 μsec as indicated.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

10 microsecond streak photograph taken by imaging a strip of bright emission spots on the end of the laser onto a slit. (The time variation is in the vertical direction.)

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

500 nsec streak photograph showing the presence of 40 mc/sec oscillation structure within a single laser spike.