Accession Number : ADD006719

Title :   Floating Head Laser Mirror Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kuhn,Ralph F , Jr

Report Date : 27 Nov 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The invention concerns a high power floating head laser mirror assembly having a mirror head, a base structure and a plurality of flexure elements interposed between the mirror head and the base structure for 'floatingly' supporting the mirror head with respect to the base structure. In order to preserve proper mirror head alignment and yet allow radial expansion of the mirror head a plurality of posts are located adjacent the flexure elements thereby exposing only a predetermined portion of the flexure element. As a result of the above assembly, the mirror surface is capable of reliable operation within a laser having a light intensity in excess of 5 Kw/sq. cm.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Mirrors, *Lasers, *Laser cavities, Inventions, Floating bodies, Bases(Structures), Surfaces, Alignment, Heating, Isolation, Lightweight, High power

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE