Accession Number : ADD011661

Title :   A Simple Power Meter for High Energy Pulsed Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Pyles,C H ; Otto,W F

Report Date : 01 Mar 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A temperature resistance wire is wound about a frame and exposed to the laser beam which causes the temperature of the wire to increase. The resistance change of the wire is measured so as to give an indication of the energy of the laser. The wire is wound with a plurality of turns in one direction so as to make the device non-dependent upon the polarization orientation of the laser. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *PULSED LASERS, POLARIZATION, POWER METERS, THERMAL RESISTANCE, WIRE, LASER BEAMS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE