Accession Number : AD1004601


Title :   Safe Operation and Alignment of the Variable Pulse Width Laser at the US Army Research Laboratory


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jul 2014,31 Dec 2015


Corporate Author : US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States


Personal Author(s) : Collins,Eric S ; Gottfried,Jennifer L


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1004601.pdf


Report Date : 01 Feb 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : The variable pulse width laser at the US Army Research Laboratory can output a maximum of more than 5 J per pulse at pulse widths between 50 s to 10 ms. Maximum energy output is only achieved by proper alignment and laser operation. This report provides tips for safe operation to avoid damage to parts within the laser and provides details of a technique to align the variable pulse width laser that are not included in the operators manual.


Descriptors :   PULSED LASERS , ALIGNMENT , LASER SAFETY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE