Accession Number : ADD003423

Title :   Low Distortion High Energy Laser Mirror.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Heinz,Theodore A ; Dunn,Charlton , III

Report Date : 18 Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A high energy laser mirror formed from a single block of nickel and having a secondary coolant circuit for promoting low distortion is provided. Parallel slots of alternating and selected depth are machined in the block and connected to manifolds drilled so as to direct flow of coolant in opposite direction in adjacent slots. The ends and tops of the slots are closed by electrodeposition of nickel, completing a structure which is thermally stable at levels of operation requiring the absorption of several kilowatts of power.

Descriptors :   *Lasers, *Mirrors, *Cooling, *Patents, Nickel

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE