Accession Number : ADD013711

Title :   Conductively Cooled Laser Diode Array Pumped Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 10 Jan 86, patented 12 Jan 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Conaway, Larry K

Report Date : 12 Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A conductively cooled semiconductor laser comprises a laser rod surrounded by arrays of laser diodes. The laser diodes are mounted to ceramic plates that are excellent heat extractors and electrical insulators. The ceramic plates have steps which permit diode mounting without plate to plate interference when the plates are assembled into the arrays. Conductive coatings on selected portions of the ceramic plates is used to electrically connect the diodes.

Descriptors :   *SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, *DIODES, *PATENTS, CERAMIC MATERIALS, ARRAYS, PLATES

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE