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Title: Variable emissivity laser thermal control system

A laser thermal control system for a metal vapor laser maintains the wall mperature of the laser at a desired level by changing the effective emissivity of the water cooling jacket. This capability increases the overall efficiency of the laser.
Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869583
Assignee:
United States of America as Represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC) LLNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5359614
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
variable; emissivity; laser; thermal; control; metal; vapor; maintains; wall; mperature; desired; level; changing; effective; water; cooling; jacket; capability; increases; overall; efficiency; desired level; thermal control; vapor laser; metal vapor; cooling jacket; overall efficiency; water cooling; variable emissivity; laser thermal; /372/