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Development of low-OPD windows for airborne laser
Author(s): Kenneth W. Billman; Danh C. Tran; Linda F. Johnson; Mark B. Moran; Soe-Mie F. Nee; John A. Detrio; Steven M. Daigneault; Angelia P. Bukley
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Paper Abstract

We begin with a brief review of prior work relating to optical windows for use with high power laser beams. A typical window must provide pressure separation between system segments, ultra-low loss, and small wavefront distortion of the many outgoing laser beams and signal returns despite heating by the high energy laser beam. Historically, two approaches have been examined to improve such windows.

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Date Published: 4 September 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4376, Laser Weapons Technology II, (4 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438182
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Kenneth W. Billman, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space (United States)
Danh C. Tran, Infrared Fiber Systems, Inc. (United States)
Linda F. Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Mark B. Moran, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Soe-Mie F. Nee, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
John A. Detrio, Univ. of Dayton Research Institute (United States)
Steven M. Daigneault, SSG, Inc. (United States)
Angelia P. Bukley, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4376:
Laser Weapons Technology II
William E. Thompson; Paul H. Merritt, Editor(s)

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