Accession Number : AD0871960

Title :   Cooling Systems Studies for Neodymium Doped Glass and YAG Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jan-Dec 69,

Corporate Author : MARTIN MARIETTA AEROSPACE ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s) : Woodard, Ronald S. ; Kendall, Paul J. ; Fagin, Karl W.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 297

Abstract : An analytical evaluation of a variety of techniques was performed for cooling laser cavities and for rejecting heat from laser systems. Advantages, disadvantages, and unique areas of applicability for each technique were summarized to provide criteria for the design of a laser cooling system. Seven liquid coolants were tested in a dynamic cooling loop closely simulating an actual laser system. Those coolants showing the best performance were further tested for changes in thermophysical properties and compatibility with cooling system materials. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, COOLING), TACTICAL WARFARE, HEAT EXCHANGERS, NEODYMIUM, DOPING, YTTRIUM COMPOUNDS, ALUMINATES, GARNET.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE