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Thermal analysis of transmissive elements in high-average-power laser beam delivery systems
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Paper Abstract

We describe a computer code that aids in the thermal, structural, and optical analysis of laser optical systems. Inputs to the computer model include energy absorption by coatings and substrates, thermal diffusion, expansion, and heat removal parameters. The program performs steady-state thermal and structural analyses based on geometrical ray traces through the optical system. We show examples to illustrate how this capability can assist in the optical system design process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1739, High Heat Flux Engineering, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140528
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Simon J. Cohen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
R. Edward English, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Christopher J. Stolz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
John R. Taylor, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1739:
High Heat Flux Engineering
Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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