Baffle/Nozzle Array for Cylindrical Lasers.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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A nozzlebaffle array for use within the gain generator of a cylindrical laser. The nozzlebaffle array is made of a nozzle assembly and a plurality of baffles. The baffles extend in the radial direction from the centerbody of the cylindrical laser supporting the nozzle assembly circumferentially about the centerbody. As a consequence of the novel arrangement and design of the baffles, the baffles provide a spring support for the nozzle assembly while simultaneously supporting the nozzle assembly in great alignment accuracy permitting adequate thermal growth to take place between the nozzle assembly and the centerbody of the laser. Author
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