Accession Number:

ADB017841

Title:

Investigations into the Feasibility of High Power Laser Window Materials

Descriptive Note:

Semiannual technical rept. no. 4, 1 Apr-1 Oct 1976

Corporate Author:

AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

A crystal of CVD zinc selenide was placed in the steady 2 kW beam of a 10.6 micrometers laser. The beam was approximately gaussian with 1e radius of 0.24 cm. Fifty frame per second motion pictures were taken of the time dependent optical distortion as observed with He-Ne light and a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. Thirty-one circular fringes originated in 10 seconds.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE