Preparation and Characterization of Polycrystalline Halides for Use in High Power Laser Windows
Quarterly technical rept. no. 1, 1 Apr-30 Jun 1972
HONEYWELL CORPORATE TECHNOLOGY CENTER BLOOMINGTON MN
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The purpose of the program was to define methods of producing polycrystalline halide materials with improved mechanical properties while maintaining the desirable optical properties of the single crystal materials. The report presents preliminary research emphasizing material-processing techniques and the development of test facilities to evaluate the optical and mechanical properties of the materials produced. The materials processing techniques investigated to date are hot press forging and hot extrusion of KCl single crystals. The authors have succeeded in preparing polycrystalline materials that appear to approach single crystals in optical quality and that have improved mechanical properties.
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