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Title: Small bore ceramic laser tube inspection light table

Abstract

Apparatus for inspecting small bore ceramic laser tubes, which includes a support base with one or more support rollers. A fluorescent light tube is inserted within the laser tube and the laser tube is supported by the support rollers so that a gap is maintained between the laser tube and the fluorescent tube to enable rotation of the laser tube. In operation, the ceramic tube is illuminated from the inside by the fluorescent tube to facilitate visual inspection. Centering the tube around the axial light of the fluorescent tube provides information about straightness and wall thickness of the laser tube itself.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Tracy, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867375
Patent Number(s):
4925304
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
bore; ceramic; laser; tube; inspection; light; table; apparatus; inspecting; tubes; support; base; rollers; fluorescent; inserted; supported; gap; maintained; enable; rotation; operation; illuminated; inside; facilitate; visual; centering; axial; provides; information; straightness; wall; thickness; visual inspection; fluorescent light; wall thickness; laser tube; ceramic laser; provides information; support rollers; support roller; ceramic tube; support base; table apparatus; bore ceramic; light table; /356/250/

Citation Formats

Updike, Earl O. Small bore ceramic laser tube inspection light table. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Updike, Earl O. Small bore ceramic laser tube inspection light table. United States.
Updike, Earl O. Mon . "Small bore ceramic laser tube inspection light table". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867375.
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author = {Updike, Earl O.},
abstractNote = {Apparatus for inspecting small bore ceramic laser tubes, which includes a support base with one or more support rollers. A fluorescent light tube is inserted within the laser tube and the laser tube is supported by the support rollers so that a gap is maintained between the laser tube and the fluorescent tube to enable rotation of the laser tube. In operation, the ceramic tube is illuminated from the inside by the fluorescent tube to facilitate visual inspection. Centering the tube around the axial light of the fluorescent tube provides information about straightness and wall thickness of the laser tube itself.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
}

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