3829791 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 2 patents.

A solid state laser having a non linear absorption element inserted in the optical path between the emissive rod and a reflecting surface of the Fabry-Perot cavity. The absorption element is preferably transparent to radiation at the fundamental frequency below a selected threshold. Above the threshold the element increases its absorption as the intensity of the radiation at the fundamental frequency increases. The amplitude, shape and duration of the laser output pulses are controllably variable through adjustment of the pump intensity, rotation of the non linear absorption element and variation of the turn-on time of the laser Q-switch.

Title
Variable pulse laser
Application Number
05/178,830
Publication Number
3829791
Application Date
September 8, 1971
Publication Date
August 13, 1974
Inventor
Schwartz Jacob
Agent
Seligman Richard I
Etlinger Louis
Assignee
Sanders Associates
IPC
H01s 03/10
H01S 03/11
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