Accession Number : AD0859306
Title : CO2 Laser Windows.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Apr 68-Aug 69,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM
Personal Author(s) : Gottlieb, George W. ; Nicolai, V. O.
Report Date : AUG 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 21
Abstract : The need for low-absorption windows (about 0.1 percent/cm) for use in high-power CO2 lasers prompted a preliminary survey study in which a variety of samples were grown and measurements of absorption were made at 10.6 microns. A discussion of possible absorption mechanisms is included. It appears that the heretofore neglected electron polarizability is a relevant parameter in the absorption process. (Author)
Descriptors : *LIGHT TRANSMISSION), (*GAS LASERS, INFRARED OPTICAL MATERIALS), (*INFRARED OPTICAL MATERIALS, SINGLE CRYSTALS, ABSORPTION, POLARIZATION, ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS, HALIDES, TRANSPARENT PANELS.
Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE