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Title: Insulative laser shell coupler

A segmented coaxial laser shell assembly having at least two water jacket sections, two pairs of interconnection half rings, a dielectric break ring, and a pair of threaded ring sections is disclosed. Each water jacket section with an inner tubular section that defines an inner laser cavity with water paths adjacent to at least a portion of the exterior of the inner tubular section, and mating faces at the end of the water jacket section through which the inner laser cavity opens and which defines at least one water port therethrough in communication with the water jackets. The water paths also define in their external surface a circumferential notch set back from and in close proximity to the mating face. The dielectric break ring has selected thickness and is placed between, and in coaxial alignment with, the mating faces of two of the adjacent water jacket sections. The break ring also defines an inner laser cavity of the same size and shape as the inner laser cavity of the water jacket sections and at least one water passage through the break ring to communicate with at least one water port through the mating faces of the water jacket sections. 4more » figs.« less
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6982211
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-154021
Patent Number(s):
US 5349594; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-089917
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12 Jul 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; LASERS; SHELLS; DESIGN; COOLING SYSTEMS; COUPLINGS; JACKETS; LASER CAVITIES; ENERGY SYSTEMS; 426002* - Engineering- Lasers & Masers- (1990-)