Accession Number:

ADD002230

Title:

High Energy Laser Power Meter.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This invention is for measuring the power of a laser beam by measuring the rate of sublimation of a subliming solid that is being irradiated by the laser. The laser beam radiation is converted to heat within a hohlraum, i.e., a cavity with a relatively small entrance, made from frozen CO2 for example, and the incident power is determined by measuring the rate of change of the weight of the subliming solid.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE