Accession Number : ADD006516

Title :   Internal Arrester Beam Clipper.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Black,Maurice D , Jr

Report Date : 18 Sep 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An internal arresting beam clipper having a cylindrically shaped housing of predetermined length and a clipping mirror located at one end thereof. The clipping mirror is optically aligned with an out-of-round beam as well as being positioned at a preselected angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the housing. The beam clipper removes the out-of-round portion of the beam by reflecting that portion of the beam against the wall of the housing. The housing acts as a heat sink and absorbs the rejected radiation that has been reflected thereto by the clipping mirror with the bulk of the beam being passed through the clipping mirror and onto a target. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Laser beams, *Mirrors, *Heat sinks, Arresting(Process), Housings

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE