Accession Number:

ADA011692

Title:

High Average Power Diode Laser Illuminator.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 73-Oct 74,

Corporate Author:

GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

This program was to develop a high power cooled Gallium Arsenide laser system of 12 degree x 12 degree field of view without encountering the severe heating problem associated with the fiber optic approach. Through the use of a crossed cylindrical optical system and a spray type cooling assembly, the 30 watt power objective was achieved. A growth potential to about 50 watts is indicated without significant modifications. 100 watts appears feasible with modifications. By limiting the initial cooldown rate, it appears that a significant increase in system operating life is achieved.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE