Accession Number:

ADD005564

Title:

Gas Bearing Suspended Rotating Laser Window Unit.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-10-17

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This patent describes a gas bearing suspended rotating laser window unit having a supporting structure adapted for mounting adjacent the aperture of a laser. The supporting structure rotatably suspends therein a laser window, the laser window being in optical alignment with the aperture of the laser. A gas bearing is utilized to suspend the window while a drive means provides the motive force necessary for the rotational movement of the window. In addition the gas bearing source or a secondary fluid source provides cooling of the laser window to take place during the rotation thereof in the supporting structure. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE