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Joining diamond windows to ceramics for optical applications
Author(s): Thomas L. Bunn; Sandor Holly; Nicholas Koumvakalis; I. A. Kossyi; G. M. Batanov; Yu. F. Kolesnichenko
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Paper Abstract

A mosaic design for a CVD diamond window is described as an alternate solution to a monolithic diamond window. Experimental results are shown for two different brazing techniques to bond four, one inch square diamond tiles to ceramic frames. The two brazing techniques used are (1) conventional brazing where the entire assembly is heated in an inert atmosphere to a temperature dictated by the braze material melting temperature and (2) high power, high frequency pulsed microwave brazing. The benefits of microwave brazing, such as selective heating of the different components, optimization of the mechanical properties, the size of the brazed joints and efficiency, are briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1994
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2286, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials IV, (28 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187375
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Thomas L. Bunn, Rockwell International Corp./Rocketdyne Div. (United States)
Sandor Holly, Rockwell International Corp./Rocketdyne Div. (United States)
Nicholas Koumvakalis, Rockwell International Corp./Rocketdyne Div. (United States)
I. A. Kossyi, Plasmaiofan Co., Ltd. (Russia)
G. M. Batanov, Plasmaiofan Co., Ltd. (Russia)
Yu. F. Kolesnichenko, Moscow Radio-Technical Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2286:
Window and Dome Technologies and Materials IV
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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