Accession Number:

ADA585978

Title:

ARL Eye Safer Fiber Laser Testbed Lab View Automation and Control

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 2011-Aug 2012

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD SENSORS AND ELECTRON DEVICES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The Eye Safer Fiber Laser Testbed is the state-of-the-art 1.2 kW, 1530-nm diode pumped fiber laser facility under construction at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL. The laser testbed consists of 40 fiber-coupled diode laser modules, a high power multimode fiber combiner, 20 power supplies, and a water chiller. It is required that all this high power equipment to operate together to produce laser output. A LabView program and control electronics has been developed and built for the testbed auto operation, monitoring, and testing. In addition, laser interlock safety for the kilowatt power operation has also been implemented in the emergency shutdown automation process.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE