MIRROR MOUNT FOR HIGH POWER LASERS

  • US 3,836,236 A
  • Filed: 11/24/1972
  • Issued: 09/17/1974
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/24/1972
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A reflector mounting assembly comprising a reflector having a circumferential edge and opposed surfaces extending transversely of the direction of light beam incidence thereon, an outer member surrounding said edge of said reflector and having an interior transverse dimension greater than the corresponding exterior dimension of the reflector whereby said reflector is expandable and contractible within and relative to said outer member, said member having an abutment engageable with the peripheral portion of one of said reflector surfaces and defining the position of the reflecting surface of the relfector, a cooling plate having a surface disposed in heat conducting relation adjacent to and substantially coextensive with and having the same shape as the other surface of the reflector, and means for yieldably axially forcing said plate against said other surface of the reflector whereby to firmly seat said one surface of the reflector against said abutment.

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