Accession Number : ADD010770

Title :   Flow Attenuator for Use with Liquid Cooled Laser Mirrors.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wiley,W H , III ; Gunn,J A

Report Date : 13 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A flow attenuator is described which is utilized to direct coolant flow to liquid cooled laser mirrors and in so doing substantially eliminates the liquid flow induced jitter generally associates with such flow. The flow attenuator has a housing in which is formed a centrally located passageway. The passsageway branches into a plurality of substanially radially extending contoured chambers. A distribution screen is removably interposed between the passageway and the chambers in order to substantially reduce the 'noise' within the coolant liquid as it passes through the attenuator to the laser mirrors. (Authors)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Laser materials, *Mirrors, Attenuators, Fluid flow, Liquid cooling, Vibration, High pressure, Laser components

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE