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Liquid-cooled transmissive optical component
Author(s): Mark A. Culpepper; James P. Metz; James L. Stapp
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this project is to develop a liquid-cooled window to transmit a high-energy laser beam. The window is to be used with continuous wave lasers with wavelengths between 1.0-1.4 micrometers and is to be 20 more centimeters in diameter. The window must transmit the beam with only small phase and amplitude distortions. The goal is less than 1/20 wave distortion across the beam at 1.315 micrometers that is the primary wavelength of interest. A prototype window will be built at a later data. In this paper results are presented of research into a) techniques for bonding two pieces of fused silica to from the window and b) suitable coolants.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3447, Advances in Mirror Technology for Synchrotron X-Ray and Laser Applications, (13 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331129
Show Author Affiliations
Mark A. Culpepper, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James P. Metz, Boeing North American/Rocketdyne Div. (United States)
James L. Stapp, Boeing North American/Rocketdyne Div. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3447:
Advances in Mirror Technology for Synchrotron X-Ray and Laser Applications
Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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