Cooling Systems Studies for Neodymium Doped Glass and YAG Lasers.
Final technical rept. Jan-Dec 69,
MARTIN MARIETTA AEROSPACE ORLANDO FL
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An analytical evaluation of a variety of techniques was performed for cooling laser cavities and for rejecting heat from laser systems. Advantages, disadvantages, and unique areas of applicability for each technique were summarized to provide criteria for the design of a laser cooling system. Seven liquid coolants were tested in a dynamic cooling loop closely simulating an actual laser system. Those coolants showing the best performance were further tested for changes in thermophysical properties and compatibility with cooling system materials. Author
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