Accession Number:

AD0755716

Title:

High Energy Laser Windows

Descriptive Note:

Semiannual rept. no. 1, 1 Jul-31 Dec 1972

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

The goal of the program is to improve the strength and fracture behavior of alkali halides while retaining their low absorption for laser window use. The approach of plastically deforming single cyrstals press forging to obtain a fine grain polycrystalline body has been previously shown to increase yield stresses by an order of magnitude to about 5000 psi. In the report, further advances in raising strengths and lowering absorption are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE