13 November 1998 Liquid-cooled transmissive optical component
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The objective of this project is to develop a liquid-cooled window to transmit a high-energy laser beam. The window is to be used with continuous wave lasers with wavelengths between 1.0-1.4 micrometers and is to be 20 more centimeters in diameter. The window must transmit the beam with only small phase and amplitude distortions. The goal is less than 1/20 wave distortion across the beam at 1.315 micrometers that is the primary wavelength of interest. A prototype window will be built at a later data. In this paper results are presented of research into a) techniques for bonding two pieces of fused silica to from the window and b) suitable coolants.
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Mark A. Culpepper, Mark A. Culpepper, James P. Metz, James P. Metz, James L. Stapp, James L. Stapp, } "Liquid-cooled transmissive optical component", Proc. SPIE 3447, Advances in Mirror Technology for Synchrotron X-Ray and Laser Applications, (13 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331129; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.331129

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