Accession Number : ADD010967

Title :   Method and Apparatus for Iodine Vaporization.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Benard,D J ; Pchelkin,N R ; McDermott,W E ; Ellis,D E ; Miller,G W

Report Date : 28 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Iodine vapor is supplied to an oxygen iodine laser by an improved iodine vaporizer has a radiation transparent window and iodine crystals are contained in the vaporizer. Broad beam radiation from a variable intensity source is directed through the window into the vaporizer where it is absorbed by the iodine crystals, causing the iodine crystals to sublime. The iodine vapor is transported to the laser by a carrier gas flowed through the vaporizer. Coarse control of the iodine flow is achieved by controlling the carrier gas flow. Control of the amount of iodine vapor introduced into the carrier gas flow is achieved by varying the amount of radiation directed into the vaporizer. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gas lasers, *Vaporization, Iodine, Crystals, Sublimation, Gas flow, Radiant intensity, Radiation absorption, Inventions

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE