Accession Number : ADD000324

Title :   Gallium Arsenide Array.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ahearn,William E

Report Date : 10 Sep 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent discloses a gallium arsenide laser array in which laser modules are mounted on a printed circuit support plate. Each module has a housing creating a cavity and shaped substantially as a pair of cones with opposing vertices. At the junction of the vertices there is a stack of gallium arsenide diode chips each of the chips being mounted on a heat sink with dielectric spaces therebetween. Each module has a spherical mirror positioned to reflect the laser beam through openings in the support plate. A lens array is mounted with support rods to the support plate with each lens of the array corresponding to a laser module.

Descriptors :   *Gallium arsenide lasers, *Patents, Arrays, Printed circuits, Supports, Mirrors, Lenses, Heat sinks

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE