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Cryogenic Diamond Optics For High Power Lasers
Author(s): G. Saenz; K. Sun; R. Shah
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Paper Abstract

Two concepts have been proposed for using transmissive diamond optics in the laser cavity of an FEL in order to reduce the cavity length: (1) a resonant reflector stack and (2) an intracavity divergent lens. The limitations of both designs will be discussed. Diamond was selected as the optical material for its low coefficient of thermal expansion, low thermal optic coefficient, low optical absorption coefficient, and high thermal conductivity at liquid nitrogen temperatures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0969, Diamond Optics, (17 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948168
Show Author Affiliations
G. Saenz, Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International (United States)
K. Sun, Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International (United States)
R. Shah, Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0969:
Diamond Optics
Albert Feldman; Sandor Holly, Editor(s)

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