Accession Number : ADD005564

Title :   Gas Bearing Suspended Rotating Laser Window Unit.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hamil,Roy A ; Johnson,Alfred L

Report Date : 17 Oct 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This patent describes a gas bearing suspended rotating laser window unit having a supporting structure adapted for mounting adjacent the aperture of a laser. The supporting structure rotatably suspends therein a laser window, the laser window being in optical alignment with the aperture of the laser. A gas bearing is utilized to suspend the window while a drive means provides the motive force necessary for the rotational movement of the window. In addition the gas bearing source or a secondary fluid source provides cooling of the laser window to take place during the rotation thereof in the supporting structure. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gas bearings, *lasers, Rotation, Laser materials, Windows, Cooling, Apertures

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE