STP689

    Liquids for High Repetition Rate Glass Laser Systems

    Published: Jan 1979


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    Abstract

    We present physical properties data for a number of liquids currently being used for cooling and/or index matching of components in high peak power, low repetition rate Nd: glass laser systems. Liquids examined include saturated water solutions of ZnCl2 and ZnBr2, TCP, benzene, DMSO, glycerol, ethylene glycol, FC-104, Dow-Corning 710, and Cargille 5040 and 5610. Thermal properties (conductivity, diffusivity), mechanical properties (viscosity, density), chemical properties (pH, materials compatibility), and optical properties (refractive index, Abbé value, nonlinear index, dn/dT, optical transparency) are tabulated and compared to projected liquid properties requirements for high repetition rate systems.

    Keywords:

    Abbé value, coolants, dn/dT, index matching liquids, Neodymium glass lasers, nonlinear refractive index, thermal conductivity, viscosity


    Author Information:

    Rinefierd, JM
    Laboratory for Laser Energetics University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

    Jacobs, SD
    Laboratory for Laser Energetics University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

    Brown, DC
    Laboratory for Laser Energetics University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

    Abate, JA
    Laboratory for Laser Energetics University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

    Lewis, O
    Laboratory for Laser Energetics University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

    Appelbaum, H
    Laboratory for Laser Energetics University of Rochester, Rochester, New York


    Paper ID: STP39111S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39111S


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