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With the publication of this second supplement to the Continuing Bibliography entitled "Lasers and Masers", NASA SP-7009, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration continues its program of distributing selected references to reports and articles on aerospace subjects that are currently receiving intensive study. All references have been announced in either Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports (STAR), International Aerospace Abstracts (IAA), or the NASA Continuing Bibliography Aerospace Medicine and Biology (NASA SP-7011 and its supplements). They are assembled in this bibliography to provide a reliable and convenient source of information for use by scientists and engineers who require this kind of specialized compilation. In order to assure that the distribution of this information is sustained, Continuing Bibliographies are updated periodically through the publication of supplements which can be appended to the original issue.

The scope of coverage of this supplement, NASA SP-7009 (02), is extensive, and references to all major studies associated with the research on, and development of, lasers and masers are included. Special emphasis is given to laser and maser applications as they relate to ranging and communications systems, astronomy and optics, and metalworking. Pertinent references to fundamental studies devoted to the physical and electronic properties of lasers and masers, as well as their function and performance, will also be found in this collection.

Each entry in the bibliography consists of a citation and an abstract. The listing of entries is arranged in two major groups. Report literature references are contained in the first group and are arranged according to their date of announcement in STAR. The second group includes published literature references, arranged according to their date of announcement in IAA, or in Aerospace Medicine and Biology. All reports and articles cited were introduced into the NASA information system during the period February, 1966-April, 1967.

A subject index and a personal author index are included. These indexes use the Notation of Content (NOC), a one-sentence description of the contents of a document, rather than the title, to aid the user in locating pertinent entries.

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a continuing bibliography with indexes JULY 1967


basis of these data for a 0.02 M europium complex in a 5 cm tube. Additional compounds prepared include: triethyl phosphate complexes of Sm Clz. NdC1z. PrCiz. and Tb Ciz. which resemble the Euclz complexes; also EuCl3 complexes with triphenyl phosphate, urea, thiourea, dimethyl sulfoxide, dimethyl formamide, dimethyl acetamide, and tetra methylurea. Fluorescence in the complexes having C=O and S=O ligands is enhanced over that in aqueous Eu solutions, but not as much as in P=O complexes. The formation of precipitates from heated EuCiz-alkyl phosphate complexes was further studied and a formula for the precipitate is proposed.


N66-23942# Lincoln Lab., Mass. Inst. of Tech., Lexington. SOLID STATE RESEARCH Quarterly Technical Summary Report, 1 Aug.-31 Oct. 1965 Alan L. Mc Whorter 14 Feb. 1966 70 p refs Its Res. Rept.. 1965-3 (Contract AF 19(628)-5167) (ESD-TDR-65-553; AD-629048) CFSTI: HC $3.00/MF $0.75

The report covers in detail the solid state research work at Lincoln Laboratory for the period 1 August through 31 October 1965. The topics covered are Solid State Device Research, Laser Research. Materials Research, and Physics of Solids.

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N66-24735# Air Force Systems Command. Kirtland AFB.
N. Mex. Air Force Weapons Lab.
Ronald L. Grotbeck and Glenn Doughty Jan. 1966 27 p ref
(AFWL-TR-65-220: AD-628295) CESTI: HC $2.00/MF $0.50

Experiments to determine the relative intensity of light scattered at various angles from several materials were performed. Various target materials were mounted on an optical bench and illuminated by a Spectra Physics 116 gas laser. The targets were rotated through various angles with respect to the optical bench, and the distance between the detector and target was varied to record a constant voltage reading on a 555 oscilloscope. Different graphs showing isointensity lines for various angles of incidence as well as graphs showing the percent of intensity reflected as a function of distance were then plotted.

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N66-24104# Stanford Univ., Calif. Microwave Lab. ENERGY TRANSFER IN SOLID LASER MATERIALS Technical Summary Report No. 6, 1 Aug.-31 Oct. 1966 A. L, Schawlow et al Dec. 1965 6 p ref (Contract Nonr-225(78): ARPA Order 306-64) (ML-1393; AD-628076) CFSTI: HC $1.00/MF $0.50

Methods are studied of exciting solid materials for visible. and possibly ultraviolet, maser action; and of energy transfer processes between energy levels and between ions.

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N66-24738# California Univ., Berkeley. Dept. of Physics. BEAM DETEORIATION AND STIMULATED RAMAN EFFECT Y. R. Shen and Y. J. Shaham (1965) 8 prefs (Contract Nonr-3656(32) (AD-628074) CESTI: HC $1.00/MF $0.50

Experimental evidence is presented to suggest that scat. tering mechanisms in a medium can produce inhomogeneities or filamentary structure in an initially homogeneous laser beam. It is these hot filaments which are responsible for the many anomalous effects previously observed


N66-24728# General Precision, Inc., Little Falls. N. J. Research Center. LIQUID LASER PARAMETERS Semiannual Technical Re. port, Aug. 1, 1966-Jan. 31, 1966 Harvey Forest, Daniel Grafstein, and Aryeh H. Samuel 28 Feb. 1966 28 pref (Contract Nonr-4644(00): ARPA Order 306-62; Proj. Defender) (AD-628526) CFSTI: HC $2.60/MF $0.50

Studies were made of europium complexes of hexamethyl phosphoramide triethyl phosphate, and tri-n-butyl phosphate. which are promising direct-excitation liquid laser materials. An overall quantum efficiency of 0.5 for fluorescence was measured. It was found that complex formation is essentially com.. plete when the Eu concentration is below 0.2 M even when hydrated Eu salts are used. The excess of 5Do states required for laser action was calculated. A laser threshold of 6.3 watts/ cm3 per A interval of the absorption band is calculated on the

N66-24779# Army Electronics Labs., Fort Monmouth, N. J. OPTIMIZATION OF THE GALLIUM ARSENIDE INJECTION LASER FOR MAXIMUM POWER OUTPUT Juri Vilms, Lothar Wandinger, and Kenneth L. Klohn Nov. 1965 29 prefs (ECOM-2613; AD-629426) CFSTI: HC $2.60/MF $0.50

The operating temperature of an injection laser is determined by the difference between the electrical input power and the coherent light output power, and by the details of

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