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Theoretical model for high-power annular continuous wave laser beams on uncoated optical components--transient temperature distribution
Author(s): James R. Palmer
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we address the transient temperature distribution and subsequent optical distortion resulting from an annular high power continuous wave laser beam on to uncoated, non-cooled optical components. The transient temperature distribution is described using The Reverse Thermal Wave Transform. The optical components are uncooled and subject to thermal shock. The standard equations are used for evaluating thermal shock as a function of time, thickness, and material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 1993
PDF: 22 pages
Proc. SPIE 1997, High Heat Flux Engineering II, (12 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163824
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James R. Palmer, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1997:
High Heat Flux Engineering II
Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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